The Sedgwick Fire in northern Santa Barbara County, not far from Los Olivos, has been declared 100 percent contained as of 5 p.m. Monday. The evacuation warning that was in effect for the Woodstock community had been lifted as of 6 p.m. Monday.
No structures were lost in the fire, which consumed about 750 acres. A Red Flag alert is still in effect for the county, meaning residents should proceed with caution when doing any sort of activity which could start a fire. Fire and sheriff patrols are being conducted to make sure activity doesn’t lead to another fire in the area. Resources are scarce and thin as crews are being sent to Southern California to aid in firefighting there.
A precautionary advisory from the county Public Health Department was upgraded Tuesday, as the air quality conditions have worsened since Monday. High winds blowing smoke from the fires that continue to rage in Southern California, teamed with the ash being blown in from the Zaca Fire remnants is cause for concern, according to health officials. Residents should minimize time outdoors and avoid heavy exertion.