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Ellen welcomes Montecito resident & retired fire chief to show Wednesday

Posted at 4:10 AM, Jan 16, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres will feature a Montecito resident and a recently-retired Santa Barbara City Fire chief to talk about a recovery project they are spearheading on her show Wednesday.

“One year ago, the deadliest mudslides in the history of California hit Montecito where I call home,” DeGeneres said on her show. “As we speak, more rainstorms are threatening more mudslides throughout the state including Montecito, even here in Malibu. Here to give us an update and tell us about the amazing work that they are doing in Montecito, please welcome longtime resident Les Firestein and former Santa Barbara fire chief Pat McElroy.”

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Firestein and McElroy talk with DeGeneres about the organization they created, Partnership for Resilient Communities. The group is committed to helping Montecito recover from the 1/9/18 debris flow and prepare for future mudslides.

You can watch the whole segment on Ellen Wednesday at 4 p.m. on KSBY.