On the Rey Fire Line Saturday in Santa Barbara Backcountry

Major Progress Made in Containment; Concern Shifts to Northeast Corner

Major progress made in containment; concern shifts to northeast corner. Read story.

Rey Fire Continues to Spread Away From Coast

[Update]: The latest acreage count is 13,224 acres. Read story.

Rey Fire: Saturday-Afternoon Update

The fire continues to burn into the backcountry; it is not posing a threat to any communities. Read story.

Rey Fire Quadruples in Size Overnight

Heads Further into Back Country; 10 Percent Contained

Heads further into the backcountry; only 10 percent contained. Read story.

Rey Fire: Saturday Morning Update

Fire is now nearing 11,000 acres; only 10 percent contained. Read story.

Brush Fire Off Paradise Road

UPDATE: 600 Acres With 20 Percent Containment

UPDATE: It's 600 acres with 20 percent containment. Read story.

Tank Fire Rips Through University Reserve

Impacts on the Coastal Habitats Could Be Major

Fire at Coal Oil Point erupts in dramatic fashion but no homes threatened; impact could be felt for years. Read story.

Miguelito Fire Briefly Threatens Lompoc Residents

Season’s First Wildfire Tests Firefighters' Skills

Wildfire in Lompoc threatens homes, causes evacuation, and is hit hard by firefighting forces. Read story.

Vegetation Fire Burning Near Lompoc

UPDATE: 500-700 Acres and Growing; Winds Now Pushing It Toward Highway 1

UPDATE: Evacuations lifted in Lompoc as firefighters get upper hand on Miguelito Fire. Read story.

Fire Captain Creates Emergency Notification App

Response Deck a Major Tool for Santa Barbara Engine Crews and Area Residents

Response Deck is a major tool for Santa Barbara engine crews and area residents. Read story.

On the Safety of Firefighters

Real Time Danger During the Jesusita Blaze and Human Lives vs. Expensive Homes

Real time danger during the Jesusita blaze and human lives vs. expensive homes. Read story.

Living With Fire

USGS Video on Southern California's Unique Ecology

USGS 30-minute video on Southern California's unique ecology. Read story.

Jesusita Fire Settlement Reached

Stihl Agrees to Confidential Payout for 60 Homeowners

The Stihl Corporation agrees to a confidential payout for 60 homeowners. Read story.

Vehicle Starts One-Acre Fire near Figueroa Mountain

Driver’s Catalytic Converter Ignites Dry Grass

Party guest puts wedding at the Farmhouse on hold for an hour. Read story.

White Fire Blackens Backcountry

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze Read story.

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Public Resources

    Phone Numbers:
  • Public Information Hotline
    (805) 681-5195
  • SB Evacuation Info Line
    (805) 681-5195
  • Gap Fire Information
    (805) 961-5770
  • Reverse 911 sign-up line (to allow Fire personnel to reach you)
    (805) 681-4706
  • Forest Service Tip Line
    (805) 961-5710
  • Animal Shelter Hotline
    (805) 681-4332

    Radio Stations:
  • AM Stations: KTMS-990; KZSB-1290; KUHL-1410 and KINF-1440.
  • FM Stations: KCSB-91.9; KSPE-94.5
  • (Spanish); KSYV-96.7; KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7; KRAZ-105.9 and KIST-107.7.

  • Santa Barbara County's Channel 20
  • City of Santa Barbara, Channel 18
  • City of Goleta at Channel 19

    Additional Info:
  • In the event of a possible evacuation due to the Gap Fire the Public Health Department wants to identify individuals with special needs who may be unable to evacuate without help and those who need medical equipment that require electricity. please call (805) 968-0462 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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