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Poway applies for FEMA grant to take down dozens of hazardous trees along popular roadways

Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 21:35:07-04

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - The city of Poway is applying for a 2 million dollar FEMA grant to take down hazardous trees along Espola and Twin Peaks Roads.

The trees are considered a fire hazard on a popular fire evacuation route.

Wildfire is a major concern in Poway. Twelve years ago, the Witch Creek Fire destroyed 90 homes. Four years earlier, driven by Santa Ana winds, the Cedar Fire roared through Poway destroying 53 homes.

Adrian Burfield drives Twin Peaks every day and says a lot of trees need to come down.

Adrian Burfield says, “It’s long overdue. Some of the trees are leaning. I just drive by there and see future problems. So yeah I’m glad to see it happen.”

The application deadline is April 18th, and they will know something by the end of this year.

If they get approved, the trees will start coming down next Spring.