MISSION HILLS Residents of the unincorporated areas of Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills will learn more about wildfire safety in their areas during a town hall meeting Thursday.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Los Berros Elementary School, 3745 Via Lato, in Mission Hills. The two unincorporated housing areas are just north of downtown Lompoc.
The gathering is co-sponsored by 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann, as well as the Mission Hills Community Council, Vandenberg Village Association and Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
In addition to Ms. Hartmann, speakers are expected to include county fire Chief Mike Dyer, Battalion Chief Rob Hazard and Capt. Fred Tan.
Vandenberg Village has a population of about 6,400 people and 2,707 housing units, while Mission Hills is home to about 3,500 people and 1,223 residences. Both services districts are largely surrounded by more than 5,300 acres of the Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve.
In September 2017, a wildfire, and several spot fires, burned more than 440 acres in the area, causing the evacuation of about 900 people.