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Gap Fire Updates From the County

Changing Conditions in Gap Fire Results Evacuation


Updated below.

[County Press Release] Due to changing conditions of the GAP Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Fire authorities are issuing a mandatory evacuation order for the residents in the Glen Annie and La Patera canyons.

Again, residents of the Glen Annie and La Patera canyons should evacuate now.

An Evacuation WARNING has been issued for residents above Cathedral Oaks Road between Glen Annie Road and Fairview Avenue. An evacuation warning means that residents should be prepared to evacuate.

Residents are advised to stay alert for additional information by listening to County Government cable TV station Channel 20 , or the following AM or FM radio “Stations of Choice” for Emergency Public Information or to other local television stations.

Residents are advised to stay alert for additional information by listening to County Government cable TV station Channel 20 , or the following AM or FM radio “Stations of Choice” for Emergency Public Information or to other local television stations.

AM Stations

  • KTMS-990
  • KUHL-1410
  • KZSB-1290

FM Stations

  • KCSB-91.9
  • KSPE-94.5 (Spanish)
  • KSYV-96.7
  • KTYD-99.9
  • KSBL-101.7
  • KRAZ-105.9

Also, San Marco Pass Radio is available at 1040-AM

The public can also go online to County of Santa Barbara website for more information or call (805) 961-5770.

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Update: Evacuation Information for the Gap Fire

Shelter for People

A shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at San Marcos High School for those evacuated due to the Gap Fire. San Marcos High School is at 4750 Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara.

Vulnerable Populations

People who are unable to evacuate without assistance should call 911 for ambulance transport. Be prepared to bring any medications and other medical equipment they will need at the shelter.

Animal Sheltering

Residents in areas under evacuation order or warning due to the Gap Fire are able to bring their pets with them to the shelter set up at San Marcos High School. The pet sheltering area has been set up in the tennis court area. Residents are asked to bring their pet’s crates, food and water bowls with them if possible as these items will be more familiar for their pets. Crates and bowls will be available for those who aren’t able to bring them. Please call 681-4332 for questions about animal evacuations.

People who need assistance in transporting horses or other large animals should also call 681-4332.

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Update II: Dos Pueblos High

Because of the nearby Gap Fire, summer school classes for Wednesday, July 2, 2008, will be canceled at Dos Pueblos High School.

Dos Pueblos High School

7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta, CA
805-968-2541. More Info

The school is being used by Santa Barbara County emergency services personnel as a staging area and as an incident command center.

Approximately 300 students currently attending summer session classes at the high school are affected.

Additional cancellations will depend on status of the fire. Students and parents are encouraged to monitor the Santa Barbara School Districts’ website for updated information on the summer school schedule for Thursday, July 3.

Dos Pueblos High School’s summer session was already scheduled to be closed on Friday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.



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