The Whittier Fire

The latest coverage on The Whittier Fire, including evacuations, containment, and community impact.

Car Driving Through Tall Grass Ignited the Whittier Fire

No charges have been filed. Read story.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Whittier Fire Burn Areas Could Flood

City of Goleta has prepped sandbag stations. Read story.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Significant Storm' on the Way for Santa Barbara County, Officials Warn

Rainfall in Thomas Fire areas could hit one inch per hour at its peak. Read story.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Survey Flight Detects Lingering Whittier Fire Hotspots

But they don't pose a risk to nearby communities, district ranger says. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Circle V Ranch Camp Rebuild Underway

The Whittier Fire destroyed two lodges and a water facility. Read story.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nearby Wildfires Simmer Down

The Whittier and Alamo blazes have cost an estimated $55 million to fight. Read story.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Whittier Fire: July 22-23, 2017

Firefighters put a lid on Whittier over the weekend; smoking remnants continue. Read story.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Whittier Fire: Friday, July 21 Update

Containment reaches 83 percent, brief flare-ups visible Thursday night. Read story.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Mopping Up the Whittier Fire

Fire officials assess damage and praise cooperation. Read story.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Billy Baldwin Announces 'Backdraft' Sequel

He said he recently read the script and production will start next year. Read story.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Whittier Fire Officials Look to Winter

Complete firebreak in Bear Creek drainage on fire's eastern edge, continue to tackle front country. Read story.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Whittier Fire Quiets Down Overnight

Crews work to contain eastern edge in Bear Creek drainage; county declares state of emergency. Read story.

Originally published 9:49 a.m., July 17, 2017
Updated 10:57 a.m., July 17, 2017

Highway 154 Open Again

Whittier Fire still on the move, but slowly. Read story.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Whittier Fire Grows Modestly Saturday Night

Dry high heat forecast for Sunday. Read story.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday Night on Whittier Fire Line

Fire-fight personnel number 1,900; bump of 300 from earlier in the day. Read story.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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