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First Official Tea Fire Press Release

Seven Homes Have Reportedly Burned


At 5:45 p.m. today, November 13, there was a fire at Coyote and East Mountain Drive. Winds are 20-50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. A State of Emergency was declared by the City of Santa Barbara at 8:15 p.m.

Four agencies have responded and 15 strike teams are on their way from Los Angeles. There is a major loss of power, but not on the Riviera. Seven homes have been reported burned.

Sycamore Canyon and Coyote have been evacuated. Shelters have been set up at San Marcos High School on Hollister Avenue and at Manning Park on San Ysidro Road in Montecito. Small animals can be taken to the Humane Society on Patterson Avenue and large animals can be taken to Earl Warren Showgrounds off Las Positas.

For more information:

Knight Broadcasting

KUHL-1410; KINF-1440 (Both AM)

KRAZ-105.9 and KSYV-96.7 (Both FM)

Rincon Broadcasting

KTMS-990 AM

KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7 (All FM)

Plus Rincon’s Spanish language FM stations, KSPE-94.5 and KIST-107.7

UCSB

KCSB-91.9 FM

News-Press Radio

KZSB 1290 AM

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