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Mandatory Evacuation Lifted for Some Neighborhoods

Residents May Return Home With Proper I.D.


Some areas previously under mandatory evacuation orders due to the Gap Fire have been downgraded to “evacuation warning” effective at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, Santa Barbara County officials have announced.

However, the Mandatory Evacuation Order remains in effect for the areas north of Cathedral Oaks Road which are also east of Fairview Road to Poinsettia Way.This includes the neighborhoods of West Camino Cielo, Windermere Ranch, the Haney Tract, Kinevan Road, the Trout Club, Hidden Valley (near Highway 154) and the Painted Cave area, Farren Road and Rancho Embarcadero, including the Vereda Del Ciervo and Vereda Leyenda areas.

Neighborhoods that were previously under mandatory evacuation order but where residents will now be let back into their homes-only with proper identification-because the order has been reduced to a warning are those lying north of Cathedral Oaks Road between Winchester Canyon Road and Fairview Road. This includes all of Fairview Road and all residences accessed from North Fairview Road.

The relaxation of the order also applies to all of La Patera Canyon, Glen Annie Canyon (including the Glen Annie Golf Course), Winchester Canyon, and Ellwood Canyon including Ellwood Ranch.

The geographic areas described include the following streets:

  • La Goleta Rd
  • Langlo Ranch Rd
  • Las Cruces Ct
  • Manzanillo Dr
  • Marguerita Dr
  • Northgate Dr
  • Old Ranch Dr
  • Paseo Del Pinon
  • Paseo Palmilla
  • Rio Vista Dr
  • Robbie Circle
  • Serenida Pl
  • Sommer Ln
  • Touran Ln
  • Via Lemore
  • Volante Pl
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Winchester Canyon Rd
  • Winchester Cir
  • Winchester Drive
  • Winchester Pl
  • Arroyo Vista Dr
  • Bolsa Chica Ct
  • Brandon
  • Calle Serrento
  • Cuesta Verde
  • Cumberland Dr
  • Day Rd
  • Edward Pl
  • El Camino Ratel
  • Ellwood Canyon Rd
  • Ellwood Ranch Rd
  • Elwood Ridge Rd
  • Franklin Ranch Rd
  • Glen Annie Rd
  • Holiday Hill Rd
  • Hollister Av

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