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Tank Fire Rips Through University Reserve

Impacts on the Coastal Habitats Could Be Major

Fire at Coal Oil Point erupts in dramatic fashion but no homes threatened; impact could be felt for years. Read story.

Miguelito Fire Briefly Threatens Lompoc Residents

Season’s First Wildfire Tests Firefighters' Skills

Wildfire in Lompoc threatens homes, causes evacuation, and is hit hard by firefighting forces. Read story.

Vegetation Fire Burning Near Lompoc

UPDATE: 500-700 Acres and Growing; Winds Now Pushing It Toward Highway 1

UPDATE: Evacuations lifted in Lompoc as firefighters get upper hand on Miguelito Fire. Read story.

Fire Captain Creates Emergency Notification App

Response Deck a Major Tool for Santa Barbara Engine Crews and Area Residents

Response Deck is a major tool for Santa Barbara engine crews and area residents. Read story.

On the Safety of Firefighters

Real Time Danger During the Jesusita Blaze and Human Lives vs. Expensive Homes

Real time danger during the Jesusita blaze and human lives vs. expensive homes. Read story.

Living With Fire

USGS Video on Southern California's Unique Ecology

USGS 30-minute video on Southern California's unique ecology. Read story.

Jesusita Fire Settlement Reached

Stihl Agrees to Confidential Payout for 60 Homeowners

The Stihl Corporation agrees to a confidential payout for 60 homeowners. Read story.

Vehicle Starts One-Acre Fire near Figueroa Mountain

Driver’s Catalytic Converter Ignites Dry Grass

Party guest puts wedding at the Farmhouse on hold for an hour. Read story.

White Fire Blackens Backcountry

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze Read story.

Firefighters Gain Ground on White Fire

Relief from Winds Pushes Aerial Attack into High Gear

New jet assists in closing off last edge of the White Fire. Read story.

White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Charcoals Thrown on Dry Grass May Have Started the Fire

White Fire may have been started by a careless camper who threw hot charcoals out on the grass. Read story.

TV Hill Fire Knocked Down Quickly

Potentially dangerous fire near TV Hill is doused thanks to quick response by City Fire. Read story.

Fire Near TV Hill

Firefighters getting quick hold on fire that's visible across Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tea Fire Homeowners Owed $420,000

Judge Orders City to Pay Legal Costs and Consultants' Fees

Judge orders city to pay legal costs and consultants' fees. Read story.

Fire Near Painted Cave

Wildfire Threatening Structures, Affecting Morning Traffic on Highway 154

UPDATED, NOON.: Lookout Fire is on the ropes, but firefighters work fast to beat afternoon winds. 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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