Wildfires 2008

Lance and Carla Hoffman Discharged from Burn Center

Tea Fire Victims Now Receiving Care from Orange County Specialists

The two Tea Fire victims are now receiving care from Orange County specialists. Read story.

Some Hope for Rebuilding on Conejo Road

Despite Mudslide Risk, Five of Nine Tea Fire-Destroyed Homes Have Some Hope

Despite a mudslide risk, five of the nine Tea Fire-destroyed homes have some hope. Read story.

Disaster Recovery Center Relocating to County Admin Building

Small Business Association Reps Still Available to Help Fire Victims With Loans

Representatives from the Small Business Association are still available to help fire victims with loans. Read story.

Lance and Carla Hoffman's Condition Improves

Burned Couple See Each Other for First Time Since Tea Fire

The burned couple saw each other for the first time since the Tea Fire, Lance's mother reported this week. Read story.

The Long Road to Rebuilding

Tea Fire Victims Get Help and a Little Heartbreak from the City and County

Tea Fire victims get help and a little heartbreak from the City and County of Santa Barbara. Read story.

District Attorney: Tea Fire Investigation Is Ongoing

Office Will Make No Further Statement on Matter Until Further Notice

The office said it will make no further statement on the matter until further notice. Read story.

No Rain Damage in Goleta

City Officials Report No Effects from Rain

In the wake of the Gap Fire, the City of Goleta's preparations for potential flooding appear to have paid off. Read story.

Tea Fire Flood Evacuation Order Lifted

Areas Affected by the Fire Are Now on Evacuation Warning Status as Storm Slows

Areas affected by the fire are now on evacuation warning status as storm slows. Read story.

No Excessive Flooding, Mudslides

Emergency Officials Still Watching Hillsides, Creeks, However

However, emergency officials are still keeping an eye on hillsides and creeks, as rain is expected all day. Read story.

Tea and Sympathy Continues

Aid and Charity Keep Flowing in the Wake of the Tea Fire

Aid and charity keep flowing in the wake of the Tea Fire. Read story.

Flash Flood Watch Upgraded to Warning

National Weather Service Issues Warning

Residents in warning area may have minutes until flood. Read story.

Evacuation Warning Issued for Parts of Eastside

Evacuation Order Areas Defined

The Tea Fire burn area has already been evacuated, and authorities have issued an evacuation warning for parts of the Eastside as well. Read story.

Residents Below Tea Fire Zone Warned of Flooding

City and County Alert Unburned Area of Potential Damage

Areas outside the zone of the Tea Fire are warned of possible flooding; residents are alerted but not ordered to evacuate Read story.

Call Center Activated for Rain Questions

Answers about evacuation orders due to potential floods and mudslides in Tea Fire burn area. Read story.

Rain-Related Evacuations Begin

Residents of Tea Fire Burn Area Advised to Leave Their Homes

Residents of the Tea Fire burn area are being advised to leave their homes. Read story.

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Public Resources

    Phone Numbers:
  • Public Information Hotline
    (805) 681-5195
  • SB Evacuation Info Line
    (805) 681-5195
  • Gap Fire Information
    (805) 961-5770
  • Reverse 911 sign-up line (to allow Fire personnel to reach you)
    (805) 681-4706
  • Forest Service Tip Line
    (805) 961-5710
  • Animal Shelter Hotline
    (805) 681-4332

    Radio Stations:
  • AM Stations: KTMS-990; KZSB-1290; KUHL-1410 and KINF-1440.
  • FM Stations: KCSB-91.9; KSPE-94.5
  • (Spanish); KSYV-96.7; KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7; KRAZ-105.9 and KIST-107.7.

  • Santa Barbara County's Channel 20
  • City of Santa Barbara, Channel 18
  • City of Goleta at Channel 19

    Additional Info:
  • In the event of a possible evacuation due to the Gap Fire the Public Health Department wants to identify individuals with special needs who may be unable to evacuate without help and those who need medical equipment that require electricity. please call (805) 968-0462 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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