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Zaca Fire Morning Update

August 8, 2007


Last Updated: August 8, 2007 7:00 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: 72,050 acres

Containment: 68% contained - 72,050 acres
Full containment expected on September 7, 2007.

Zaca Fire Perimeter Map for August 7, 2007
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Zaca Fire GIS Group

Zaca Fire Perimeter Map for August 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.

Cause: Human

Cooperating Agencies: Santa Barbara County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Ventura County Fire, California Highway Patrol, American Red Cross

Total Fire Personnel: 2,370 (723 CAL FIRE)

Fire crews: 68 (28 CAL FIRE)

Engines: 111 (5 CAL FIRE)

Airtankers: 4

Helicopters: 15

Dozers: 17 (6 CAL FIRE)

Water tenders: 29

Costs to date: $54.7 million

Major Incident Command Team: Unified Command

Conditions: Fire remains in steep, rocky terrain with poor access, making direct fire attack very difficult. West winds and topography continued to push the fire on the northeast and east. 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.

PLEASE CALL 805-961-5770 FOR THE MOST CURRENT EVACUATION AND FIRE INFORMATION. Phone Numbers (805) 961-5770 (Zaca Fire Information)

This information from: California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

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