Fire at Cathedral Oaks and Glen Annie in Goleta

Originally published 3:25 p.m., May 1, 2014
Updated 3:55 p.m., May 1, 2014
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Santa Barbara County Fire crews are responding to a fire in the trees at Cathedral Oaks Road and Glen Annie Road in Goleta. The call went out at approximately 3:15 p.m., and at least five engine teams are on their way. Two dozer crews and two water-dropping helicopters are standing by. The exact location of the blaze is across from 960 Glen Annie Road, which is near Dos Pueblos High School and the Glen Annie Golf Course. According to emergency radio chatter, the incident has been named the Glen Annie Fire.

It’s currently 89 degrees in the area with west/southwest winds blowing at 6 mph with gusts up to 14 mph.

[UPDATE, 3:55 p.m.]: Around 30 minutes after a fire was first reported, county crews fully contained the small blaze that broke out Thursday afternoon in western Goleta. Officials said the fire appears to have started on the west bank of the Glen Annie Creek bed near a possible homeless camp. While teams continue to mop up the scene, drivers in the area are advised to use caution.


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Thank you Firefighters. Wish you guys quick success all season and always.

Only wish we didn't have to be content with conjecture about blaming homeless, why not throw in drugs too. Pretty cheesy on your part mister independent, reporting what you don't know.

Seems like it'd be better not to suggest something that'll give the police an excuse to harass homeless. "moping up" moping up who? Surely you don't mean the water from fire hoses.

jazzifier (anonymous profile)
May 2, 2014 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Geez, I have to side with the Indy on this one. They are reporting the news, not making it. They are saying where it started, they are not blaming anyone. And the only one moping is the one that the Indy needs to sanitize the news in order to make it politically correct enough.

Botany (anonymous profile)
May 2, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In addition Jazzifier, if you were more familiar with US pop culture and slang, you'd know that "mop up" is a commonly used term to communicate: clean, finish up, get the last details of a job out of the way.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 2, 2014 at 3:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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