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John Perry from Santa Barbara County Animal Services carries Quincy back to safety from the dog's Mountain Drive home.

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (left), with other local dignitaries, address the media at City Hall with updates on the Tea Fire.

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Mayor Marty Blum at a Tea Fire press conference.

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Michael Ovieda (left) and family are staying put at their Sycamore Canyon Road residence despite flames getting close.

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Los Angeles County firefighters mop up the remains of a home in Las Barrancas, a neighborhood where many Westmont College faculty live.

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The gate on Sycamore Canyon Road opens during the fire emergency.

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Daniel Girard, center, helps friend Sean McCure put out some smoldering spots before the winds pick up again.

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Sean McCue mops up some embers on the edge of his property before the winds pick up again. Although he lost a structure his house remains intact.

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Edison crews work to get the lines back up along Mountain Drive.

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The remains of a house on Mountain Drive.

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Fruit trees along Mountain Drive were burnt to a crisp during the spread of the Tea Fire Thursday night.

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A Volvo ends up in decent shape, after the fire burned through the Mountain Drive area Thursday night. The only significant damage seemed to be the melted bumper and tail lights.

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Jill Wolf, sifting through some of her home's remaining items, had an optimistic view on her family's tragic loss. "When it comes down to it, it's just stuff," Wolf said.

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Jill Wolf searches through the rubble that used to be her bedroom.

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Dave Wolf, the men's and women's soccer coach at Westmont College, watches his wife Jill pick through the ashes of their home.

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Jill Wolf steps into what was once her bedroom, noting that "everything looked so different from each other before the fire, and now it just looks like the same stuff."

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Sid Beck, 13, and Tanner Wolf, 14, survey the damage in their neighborhood. Here is where their neighbor's home used to be.

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All that remains from the fire at this home is the chimney and a red wagon, which had its rubber tires burnt to the ground.

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John Perry from Santa Barbara County Animal Services carries Cleo back to safety from the dog's Mountain Drive home.

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Animal Control Services was called to catch this goat on the loose along Mountain Drive, but it deftly escaped the workers.

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An air tanker drops retardant on the Tea Fire.

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A firefighter mops a structure off Mountain Drive

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The View at 840 Coyote Road.

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The view at 840 Coyote Road.

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The view at 840 Coyote Road

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Purportedly the first-ever hot tub and an icon of the Mountain Drive community also suffered the wrath of the Tea Fire.

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Tea Fire destruction along the 200 block of Mountain Drive

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Tea Fire destruction along the 200 block of Mountain Drive

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Tea Fire destruction along the 200 block of Mountain Drive

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Lucky Dragons

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Pit er Pat

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The flames from near Mt. Calvary Chapel around 7 p.m. Thursday.

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The flames from near Mt. Calvary Chapel around 7 p.m. Thursday.

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The flames from near Mt. Calvary Chapel around 7 p.m. Thursday.

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The flames from near Mt. Calvary Chapel around 7 p.m. Thursday.

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The flames from near Mt. Calvary Chapel around 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Sycamore Canyon resident Vincent Uribe, who lost this storage shed as the fire skirted his property, tries to keep the falling embers away from his home.

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Joey Uribe stayed with her husband at their Sycamore Canyon home.

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A Sycamore Canyon home burned to the ground.

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A burning truck in the driveway of a burned out house.

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Power lines down across Gibraltar Rd.

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A Gibraltar Road home, gutted by fire, still has flames from gas lines roaring 10 feet in the air.

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A house off of El Cielito Rd. engulfed in flames.

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Reportedly the home of Retired Santa Barbara police officer Payne Green burned to the ground. Payne reportedly also lost a home in the historic Sycamore Canyon Fire.

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Flames from the gas lines still reach 10 feet in the air though the home is long gone.

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The view of a home off Gibraltar Rd. burned to the ground.

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The last wall of a El Cielito home falls down as the residence is fully engulfed in flames.

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Sycamore Canyon resident Vincent Uribe hoses down the house that his grandfather built. The house has survived 3 previous fires.

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A helicopter delivers water to the Tea Fire.

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Fire fighting helicopters staged at Santa Barbara Jr. High School and flew all night

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Montecito Planning Commission member and Mountain Dr. resident Claire Gottsdanker takes one last look before evacuating her house

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One of the many expensive cars torched by the Tea Fire.

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The remains of a house on Las Alturas. Miraculously, the garage stood intact with a shiny Jaguar visible inside.

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