Tea Fire Updates
Judge Orders City to Pay Legal Costs and Consultants' Fees
Judge orders city to pay legal costs and consultants' fees. Read story.
Civil Suit Against 'Tea Fire Ten' Continues
Civil suit against “Tea Fire Ten” continues. Read story.
The city must pay monetary damages to three victims of 2008’s Tea Fire who lost their homes and were prevented by the city from rebuilding because of the Conejo Slide Ordinance. Read story.
Lance and Carla Hoffman Claim Negligence and Nuisance
Lance and Carla Hoffman claim negligence and nuisance. Read story.
The Ins and Outs of the Post-Wildfire Insurance Tango
Ethan Stewart looks into the details of wildfire insurance. Read story.
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.
All but One Get Fines, Community Service
The presiding judge in the matter decided not to let Tea Fire victims testify at a hearing. Read story.
In Doing So, Charges of Starting a Fire Without a Permit Were Dismissed
In doing so, charges of having started a fire without a permit were dismissed. Read story.
Response Fund Sends Out Second Round of Compensation
The Tea Fire Response Fund sent out a second round of compensation this week. Read story.
Tea Fire Documentary Screening to Benefit the Uninsured
Tea Fire documentary screening to benefit the uninsured. Read story.
DA Uncertain Group Started November Blaze, However
The District Attorney is uncertain who started the blaze, however. Read story.
Names of Alleged Culprits Still Not Released, However
The names of the alleged culprits are still withheld, however. Read story.
Attendees Ding Reverse 911 Failings, Delay in Naming Blaze Starters
Attendees alleged Reverse 911 failings and complain of delay in naming the people who started the blaze. Read story.
Property Owners Urged to Check Pools, Other Bodies of Water
Property owners are being urged to check pools, other bodies of water. Read story.
Handful of Cats Remain as More Than Half Reunited with Owners
Agency helps owners find pets; handful of cats remains as more than half reunited. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Weather Service Issues Warning
Residents in warning area may have minutes until flood. Read story.