Tea Fire Updates
Terror on the Hill
When firefighters at Montecito Fire Protection District Station 2 looked up into the dark hills of Montecito Thursday evening around 5:45 p.m., a red glow already portended a crisis in the making. Read story.
Sheriff Still Mum on Which College's Students Did Start the Blaze
The Sheriff is still mum, however, on which college's students did start the blaze. Read story.
Gibraltar Road Between El Cielito and East Camino Cielo to Open
Gibraltar Road between El Cielito and East Camino Cielo to open. Read story.
Group Planning Tea Fire Community Forum for December
The group is planning a Tea Fire community forum for mid-December. Read story.
Public Can Dial General Information at 211
Public can still dial general information at 211. Read story.
Fire the Result of Carelessness Caused When Bonfire Left Unattended
Investigators determine cause of Tea Fire is the result of a bonfire not put out properly. Read story.
Help: How to Give It, How to Get It
Help: How to give it, how to get it. Read story.
Certain Blocked-Off Roads Now Open
Certain blocked-off roads now open. Read story.
Two Areas Remain Under Restriction; Boil Water Order Modified
Monday evening, most residents allowed to return to their homes; boil water order changed also. Read story.
Ask Anyone with Possible Information to Come Forward
As victims sift through the rubble, authorities ask anyone with possible information to come forward. Read story.
Post Office Changes Due to the Tea Fire
Tea Fire prompts changes in postal deliveries. Read story.
Full Containment Expected by Wednesday
Full containment expected by Wednesday. Read story.
Chance to Survey Damage in Still-Evacuated Area
A chance to survey damage in the still-evacuated area. Read story.
Recital Money Donated to Red Cross Efforts
Proceeds from an organ and harpsichord recital held at All Saints Episcopal Church will benefit those who suffered loss in the Tea Fire. Read story.
Residents may now re-enter the following areas with proper identification. Read story.
Warning for Evacuated Residents Returning to Their Homes
Warning for evacuated residents returning to their homes. Read story.
Firefighters Continue Recovery Efforts
Firefighters continue recovery efforts. Read story.
As Fire Control Increases, Residents May Return
Fire threats reduce under favorable conditions and more evacuees allowed to return home. Read story.
City and County Combined Partial lists
Properties in the Montecito Fire District and County of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City Limits with significant structural damage or total destruction. Read story.
Teams Assessing Homes
UPDATE: List of the addresses of structures burned in the Tea Fire released, call lines open. Read story.
Academics Will Go on Despite Damage
Despite the Tea Fire's destruction of several buildings on the Westmont College campus, classes may restart as early as Wednesday. Read story.
Wind Plays in Firefighters' Favor
Firefighters make major progress in containing the Tea Fire as sundowner winds stay away. Read story.
Approximately 1,000 People Able to Return Home
Approximately 1,000 people able to return to their homes. Read story.
CORRECTED: Evacuation Warnings Cancelled; Evacuation Orders Still in Effect
Evacuation warnings have been cancelled; Mandatory ones still in effect. Read story.
Photo Galleries from the Tea Fire Read story.