Firefighters in the Los Padres National Forest are launching a series of prescribed burns over the next several months to get rid of brush on the Mount Pinos Ranger District.
That area includes a small portion of Santa Barbara County.
Firefighters will be burning piles of brush that have already been cut down.
The prescribed burns could start as early as Monday.
The burns are taking place near the Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park, and Lake of the Woods.