Tea Fire Began November 13, 2009
When the Tea Fire erupted in the foothills of Montecito a year ago this Friday, it scared the Santa Barbara community out of its wits, burned up 2,000 acres, and destroyed 210 homes. Read story.
Fire at Vandenberg Burned 450 Acres
A small brush fire grew rapidly under yesterday's strong winds, but authorities expect to have it contained today. Read story.
300-Acre Fire Moving Southwest
A 300-acre fire is moving southwest on the Air Force base; authorities have dedicated air tankers and fire crews. Read story.
Investigation Notes Given to DA for Assessment of Culpability
The investigation notes have been given to the District Attorney to be used in determining any possible culpability. Read story.
Red Flag Alert over, Mop Up Continues
Red Flag alert expired as small team of 295 continue clean up and mitigation work; fire closure area reduced. Read story.
Maps Identify Areas to Be Sprayed
Maps provide a close look at locations of Jesusita Fire hydromulching. Read story.
Interior Burn Kicks Up, No Threat Posed
Smoke kicks up from interior burn; Manzanita Mt. monitored, no threat as Emergency Closure area reduced. Read story.
Hot, Dry Weather Requires Careful Watch
Red Flag alert in effect due to hot, dry weather; area under careful watch as mop up continues. Read story.
County Fire Investigators Say Trail Gnomes May Have Sparked Jesusita Fire
Ray takes a look back at the Jesusita Fire investigation. Read story.
Mop up and clean up of 148 miles of fire line begin.
Mop up and clean up of 148 miles of fire line begin. Read story.
Mop up efforts continue in two week wildfire.
Containment reached after two weeks in the 89,000 acre wildland fire, all evacuation warnings lifted. Read story.
Full containment expected today
Full containment expected today as only two miles of fire line remain in the rugged back-country terrain. Read story.
End in sight for two-week long blaze
Containment expected tomorrow, hard work and weather aiding suppression effort. Read story.
Containment in reach, work remains difficult
Full containment growing closer; hot spot work and encircling the fire remain objectives. All evacuation orders in fire area rescinded. Read story.
Containment Improving but Wilderness Burns
Only wilderness areas remain uncontained as fire battle continues to improve, expanded closures and erosion mitigation efforts begin in burnt areas. Read story.