A brush fire was reported around 0516 PDT on Thursday morning with first arriving equipment on scene at 0609 PDT. The fire is located 1/2 mile off of Camino Cielo, west of Montecito Peak, approximately 3 – 5 miles from populated areas in Santa Barbara County of the Las Padres National Forest.
The fire is said to be wind-driven event.
The incident is in Unified Command with the following:
- US Forest Service
- Santa Barbara County Fire
- Santa Barbara City Fire
- Montecito Fire
- Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Command Post is located at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.ACRES
Today’s press release is now showing only 40 acres have been burned [Source: Inciweb].
Those assisting with the incident are:
- City of Montecito FD
- Santa Barbara Co FD
- Capinteria/Summerland Fire
- Vanderburg AFB
- Santa Barbara Co Sheriff Office
- Santa Barbara City PD
- Santa Barbara Co OEM
- Red Cross
- California Highway Patrol
Fire Resources showing tied to this incident are:
- (250) Personnel
- (4) Dozers
- (8) Handcrews
- (5) Water Tenders
The following are closed due to fire activities in the area. This is for safety for both firefighters and the Public:
- E of Camino Cielo @ Painted Cave Road
- Gibraltar Road
- W Mtn Dr @ Gibraltar Road
Evacuation orders were all lifted this morning at 0800 PDT.
The fire has reached a 50% containment status. It is burning in heavy Chaparral.
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