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.

On the Rey Fire Line Saturday in Santa Barbara Backcountry

Major Progress Made in Containment; Concern Shifts to Northeast Corner

Major progress made in containment; concern shifts to northeast corner. Read story.

Rey Fire Continues to Spread Away From Coast

[Update]: The latest acreage count is 13,224 acres. Read story.

Rey Fire: Saturday-Afternoon Update

The fire continues to burn into the backcountry; it is not posing a threat to any communities. Read story.

Rey Fire Quadruples in Size Overnight

Heads Further into Back Country; 10 Percent Contained

Heads further into the backcountry; only 10 percent contained. Read story.

Rey Fire: Saturday Morning Update

Fire is now nearing 11,000 acres; only 10 percent contained. Read story.

Brush Fire Off Paradise Road

UPDATE: 600 Acres With 20 Percent Containment

UPDATE: It's 600 acres with 20 percent containment. 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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