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District Attorney: Tea Fire Investigation Is Ongoing

Office Will Make No Further Statement on Matter Until Further Notice


The office of Christie Stanley, Santa Barbara County’s district attorney, sent out a notice this afternoon regarding the Tea Fire and any criminal charges that may result from it. In short, the release stated that the announcement of any possible charges will only follow a thorough investigation and that the DA’s office will make no further comment on the matter until that time in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

According to the release, the District Attorney’s Office began receiving the “voluminous” Tea Fire investigation reports on Monday, December 1, and has since been reviewing them and speaking with fire officials. The investigation is ongoing.

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