New Evacuation Warning

Areas Are West of Gap Fire Perimeter

The Emergency Operations Center for Santa Barbara County issued an evacuation warning at 12:45 a.m. on July 6 to residents of Eagle Canyon, Dos Pueblos Ranch, and Santa Barbara Ranch north of Highway 101. The warning means that residents should be packed and prepared to leave immediately in case of an evacuation order-which is different from a warning.

Residents of the areas under evacuation warnings or orders are welcome to go to the American Red Cross Evacuation Center established at San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Avenue at Turnpike Road.

Firefighters are preparing for the day shift on the Gap Fire as the regular 6 a.m. command briefing takes place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

County information officer William Boyer reminded residents under evacuation warnings that they can call the county’s Emergency Operation’s Center information line at 681-5195 and stay tuned for additional information via county government cable TV station Channel 20, or the following radio “stations of choice” for emergency public information.

AM Stations

  • KTMS-990
  • KUHL-1410
  • KZSB-1290
  • KINF-1440
  • San Marco Pass Radio 1040

FM Stations

  • KCSB-91.9
  • KSPE-94.5 (Spanish)
  • KSYV-96.7
  • KTYD-99.9
  • KSBL-101.7
  • KRAZ-105.9
  • KIST-107.7 (Spanish)

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