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Zaca Fire Morning Update

August 9, 2007: Acres Burned: 74,000 acres, Containment: 72% contained - 74,000 acres, no new evacuations


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.

Cause: Human

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)

Airtankers: 4

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.

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