The mandatory evacuation area has been expanded, as of 8:36 p.m. tonight. The new areas include the area east of Highway 154 from Painted Cave to East Camino Cielo on the north, Foothill on the south, and east to Morada Lane and Ontare Road.
The others under mandatory evacuation orders include San Roque south to Calle Noguera, Calle Noguera to Alamar Road, Alamar south to State Street, State Street to Constance, Constance to Garden, Garden to Micheltorena, Micheltorena north to the end of the road, extending to Alameda Padre Serra, Alameda Padre Serra east to Sycamore Canyon Road on the east, and north on Sycamore Canyon to Highway 192 to El Cielito.
All State Street business are free to stay open, according to a release.
The evacuation warning area has been expanded to the west to Old San Marcos Road on the west, Old San Marcos Road and Cathedral Oaks north to Highway 154, Cathedral Oaks/Foothill Road east to La Cumbre Road, La Cumbre Road south to State Street, State Street to De La Vina, De La Vina to Anapamu, Anapamu to Anacapa, Anacapa south to De La Guerra, De La Guerra to Milpas, Milpas south to Quinientos street, Quinientos Street to Clifton Street to Eucalyptus Hill Road, Eucalyptus Hill Road to Barker Pass, Barker Pass to Highway 192 (Sycamore canyon Road), Highway 192 west to Stanwood Drive.
As of the posting of this story, 75 residences have reportedly burned.
Wind is blowing more heavily in Montecito foothills, with 35- to 40-mile-per-hour gusts.