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Zaca Fire Incident Information

August 7, 2007 8:00 am


Last Updated: August 7, 2007 8:00 am

Date/Time Started: July 4, 2007 10:53 am

Administrative Unit: Los Padres National Forest / Santa Barbara County Fire

County: Santa Barbara

Location: 15 miles NE of Buellton

Acres Burned: 69,800 acres
Containment 68% contained - 69,800 acres Full containment expected on September 7, 2007.

Structures Destroyed: 1 outbuilding destroyed

Threatened: 453 homes and 62 outbuildings threatened

Zaca Incident - Fire Progression Map as of Aug. 5
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Zaca Fire GIS Section

Zaca Incident - Fire Progression Map as of Aug. 5

Evacuations: Please call 805-961-5770 for current information on evacuations.

Cause: Human

Cooperating Agencies: Santa Barbara County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Ventura County Fire, California Highway Patrol, American Red Cross

Total Fire Personnel: 2,322 (688 CAL FIRE)

Fire crews: 70 (31 CAL FIRE)

Zaca Fire Perimeter Map - Aug. 5
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Zaca Fire GIS Section

Zaca Fire Perimeter Map - Aug. 5

Engines: 111 (5 CAL FIRE)

Airtankers: 4

Helicopters: 15

Dozers: 17 (6 CAL FIRE)

Water tenders: 29 Costs to date: $52.3 million

Major Incident Command Team: Unified Command

Conditions: Today light west and southwest winds benefited control efforts along the western and southwestern flanks of the fire. These winds similarly increased fire activity along the east and northeast flanks resulting in further acreage growth within the wilderness area east of the Buckhorn Road. A dozer line protecting the Peachtree community continued to hold. The fire remains in steep, rocky terrain with poor access. The continued poor accesss makes containment diffcult in the wilderness area on the eastern flank. SW winds challenged control efforts in the northeast and east flanks. An evacuation order remains in effect for Peachtree, Paradise Road and the Lower Santa Ynez River Road to Gibraltar Dam. This includes the Paradise Road Community, Santa Ynez Road Recreational Areas to Gibraltar Dam, Los Prietos Boys Camp and the Rancho Oso Guest Ranch. Highway 154 remains closed between Foothill Road and Highway 246. Fire continues to progress south and east through highly continuous fuelbed.

PLEASE CALL 805-961-5770 FOR THE MOST CURRENT EVACUATION AND FIRE INFORMATION. Phone Numbers (805) 961-5770 (Zaca Fire Information)



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