Zaca Fire Morning Update

Containment: 65% contained - 171,750 acres

Last Updated: August 18, 2007 7:30 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: 171,750 acres

Containment: 65% contained - 171,750 acres

Full containment expected on September 7, 2007.

Structures Destroyed: 1 outbuilding destroyed

Threatened: 483 homes, 6 commercial buildings and 102 outbuildings threatened

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

Injuries: 29

Cause: Human

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

Total Fire Personnel: 2,963 (800 CAL FIRE)

Fire crews: 74 (29 CAL FIRE)

Engines: 116 (15 CAL FIRE)

Airtankers: 8 CAL FIRE

Helicopters: 22

Dozers: 37 (6 CAL FIRE)

Water tenders: 79

Costs to date: $78.9 million

Major Incident Command Team: Unified Command

Conditions: The fire is burning in extremely steep and rugged terrain with continuous heavy fuel loading.

An evacuation notice was issued last night for East Camino Cielo Road from Gibraltar east to the Ventura County line. The Paradise Road and Santa Ynez River Recreation remain under an evacuation warning, open to residents only.CHP has closed Hwy 33, except to residents.


Phone Numbers (805) 961-5770 (Zaca Fire Information)

All the infomation in this update, and many more resources, are available at California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

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