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Abe Powell

Montecito Fire Protection District

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How should we rebuild? What could local officials have done to better prepare residents? How can we help victims and their families?

Fires, mudslides and recovery

How should we rebuild? What could local officials have done to better prepare residents? How can we help victims and their families?

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