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Rey Fire Takes Out Ogilvy Ranch Buildings

Painted Cave, Gibraltar, East Camino Cielo roads remain closed to nonresidents. Read story.

Rey Fire Now 68 Percent Contained

VIDEO: Frontline Footage Shows Firefighters Doing What They Do Best Read story.

Full Rey Fire Containment Predicted by Next Wednesday

Crews Batted Back the Blaze Where it Jumped Mono Creek

Crews batted back the blaze where it jumped Mono Creek. Read story.

Rey Fire Closes Large Part of Santa Barbara Backcountry

Los Padres National Forest makes area around fire a "no go" zone. Read story.

Rey Fire Jumps Mono Containment Lines Thursday

Fire Pushed Toward Agua Caliente Canyon

A spot fire ignited east of Mono Creek pushes the Rey Fire beyond the planned containment line towards Agua Caliente Canyon. Read story.

Rey Fire: Thursday Afternoon Update

Fire Jumps Mono Creek to the North; Drones Repeatedly Invade Airspace

Fire jumps Mono Creek to the north; drones repeatedly invade airspace. Read story.

Rey Fire: Day Six

Grows to 31,255 Acres but Is Now 35% Contained

It's grown to 31,255 acres but is now 35% contained. Read story.

Update on Five Days of the Rey Fire

Wind Brings Surprising Twists and Continuing Drama

Wind brings surprising twists and continuing drama. Read story.

Rey Fire: Monday Evening Update

Despite ominous skies, firefighters continue to make progress. Read story.

Rey Fire Closes East Camino Cielo Road

Now blocked at Painted Cave and Gibraltar roads. Read story.

Rey Fire Heading North Into Backcountry

It's moving away from populated areas along the coast. Read story.

Rey Fire: Monday Morning Update

Good News: Wind is Light; Bad News: Terrain Especially Steep and Inaccessible

Good news: wind is light; bad news: terrain is especially steep and inaccessible. Read story.

Rey Fire: Sunday Night Report

Big Smoke and Much Movement But Fire Remains in Backcountry

Big smoke and much movement but wildfire remains in backcountry. Read story.

Rey Fire Remains Within Containment Lines

Winds Shifting, Smoke from Fire Visible from Santa Barbara

[UPDATE] Winds now shifting out of the west; smoke from fire visible from Santa Barbara. Read story.

Rey Fire: Sunday-Morning Update

The acreage count is now nearly 19,000 acres. It is 10 percent contained. 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.

    TV:
  • 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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