Zaca Fire Morning Update
August 9, 2007: Acres Burned: 74,000 acres, Containment: 72% contained - 74,000 acres, no new evacuations
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Last Updated: August 9, 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: 74,000 acres
Containment : 72% contained - 74,000 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.
The latest map from the Forest Service.
Cooperating Agencies: Santa Barbara County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Ventura County Fire, California Highway Patrol, American Red Cross
Total Fire Personnel: 2,411 (644 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 66 (26 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 130 (5 CAL FIRE)
Helicopters: 14 (3 CAL FIRE)
Dozers: 18 (7 CAL FIRE)
Water tenders: 38
Costs to date: $56.8 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)
All the infomation in this update, and many more resources, are available at California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.