Ray Ford

Outdoor reporter, Noozhawk

Outdoor reporter, Noozhawk

Ray Ford on KCRW

While the Los Padres National Forest has reopened Thomas Fire burn area trails, the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County trails remain closed.

With some trails reopened, is it safe to hike in the Thomas Fire burn zone?

While the Los Padres National Forest has reopened Thomas Fire burn area trails, the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County trails remain closed.

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