By Capt. Daniel Bertucelli for Santa Barbara County Fire Department

On June 3, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the start of the 2019 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

All burn permits issued for residential burning and hazard reduction will be suspended.

In addition, the SBCFD will be increasing the number of resources (engines, dozers, crews, helicopters) responding to reported vegetation fires for the duration of the High Fire Season.

The SBCFD reminds everyone who lives, works and visits Santa Barbara County to be extra vigilant about fire safety.

Remember to maintain vegetation clearance around structures, review and be familiar with your Ready! Set! Go! wildfire action plan, and be extra cautious and aware when traveling or staying in the wildland areas of the county.

For more information about Ready! Set! Go!, visit