Last Updated: August 7, 2007 8:00 am
Date/Time Started: July 4, 2007 10:53 am
Administrative Unit: Los Padres National Forest / Santa Barbara County Fire
County: Santa Barbara
Location: 15 miles NE of Buellton
Acres Burned: 69,800 acres
Containment 68% contained – 69,800 acres Full containment expected on September 7, 2007.
Structures Destroyed: 1 outbuilding destroyed
Threatened: 453 homes and 62 outbuildings threatened
Evacuations: Please call 805-961-5770 for current information on evacuations.
Cooperating Agencies: Santa Barbara County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Ventura County Fire, California Highway Patrol, American Red Cross
Total Fire Personnel: 2,322 (688 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 70 (31 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 111 (5 CAL FIRE)
Dozers: 17 (6 CAL FIRE)
Water tenders: 29 Costs to date: $52.3 million
Major Incident Command Team: Unified Command
Conditions: Today light west and southwest winds benefited control efforts along the western and southwestern flanks of the fire. These winds similarly increased fire activity along the east and northeast flanks resulting in further acreage growth within the wilderness area east of the Buckhorn Road. A dozer line protecting the Peachtree community continued to hold. The fire remains in steep, rocky terrain with poor access. The continued poor accesss makes containment diffcult in the wilderness area on the eastern flank. SW winds challenged control efforts in the northeast and east flanks. An evacuation order remains in effect for Peachtree, Paradise Road and the Lower Santa Ynez River Road to Gibraltar Dam. This includes the Paradise Road Community, Santa Ynez Road Recreational Areas to Gibraltar Dam, Los Prietos Boys Camp and the Rancho Oso Guest Ranch. Highway 154 remains closed between Foothill Road and Highway 246. Fire continues to progress south and east through highly continuous fuelbed.
PLEASE CALL 805-961-5770 FOR THE MOST CURRENT EVACUATION AND FIRE INFORMATION. Phone Numbers (805) 961-5770 (Zaca Fire Information)