SBC FIRE NEWS

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Cottage Hosp. Christmas Trees

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Cottage Hosp. Christmas Trees
SANTA BARBARA, CA. December 17, 2018 – On Tuesday, December 18th at 8:30 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Charity Fund will be delivering Christmas trees to the new Cottage Hospital Children’s Medical Center located at 400 W. Pueblo Street in Santa Barbara. The trees will be delivered on an early 1900s fire engine with firefighters in turnouts and Santa hats. At approximately 10:00 a.m., firefighters and children from the hospital will decorate the trees together. The media is encouraged to attend.
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Permit Burning

Posted Dec 11, 2018
Permit Burning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. December 11, 2018 – On Monday December 17th , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will transition from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.
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UCSB Lagoon Burn

Posted Jul 25, 2018
UCSB Lagoon Burn
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, has tentatively scheduled a one-day Prescribed Burn at UCSB Lagoon near Campus Point with a burn window from August 6 through August 10. This one-day burn is part of ongoing management effort to control non-native grasses and establish native bluff scrub vegetation. Building on successful past burns, this treatment will be conducted on a day within the burn window with the least amount of fog in order to generate enough heat to reduce the viability of the non-native seed bank, and on a day with the best conditions for dispersion.
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RED FLAG WARNING / INCREASED STAFFING

Posted Jul 24, 2018
RED FLAG WARNING / INCREASED STAFFING
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. July 24, 2018 – A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 3 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Thursday for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains.
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Cruces and Windmill Fire Cause Determined

Posted Jul 23, 2018
Cruces and Windmill Fire Cause Determined
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. July 23, 2018 – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the two vegetation fires that burned nearly 200 acres last week in Santa Barbara County.
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Red Flag Warning

Posted Jul 23, 2018
Red Flag Warning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. July 23, 2018 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains (zones CAZ252, CAZ239) in effect from 3 pm Tuesday July 24, 2018 to 10 am Thursday July 26, 2018.
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Holiday Fire Investigation Report News Release

Posted Jul 06, 2018
Holiday Fire Investigation Report News Release

On Friday, July 6, 2018, at approximately 8:40 PM. the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a wildland fire at the north end of North Fairview Avenue, in an unincorporated area located north of the City of Goleta, California. The subject fire, identified as the ‘Holiday Incident" (referred to in this report as Holiday Fire), burned approximately 113 acres, damaged 3 single-family dwellings, and destroyed 24 structures, including 10 single-family dwellings.

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Holiday Fire Report Scan Redacted_Reduced

Posted Jul 06, 2018
Holiday Fire Report Scan Redacted_Reduced

On Friday, July 6, 2018, at approximately 8:40 PM, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a wildland fire at the north end of North Fairview Avenue, in an unincorporated area located north of the City of Goleta, California. The subject fire, identified as the “Holiday Incident" (referred to in this report as Holiday Fire), burned approximately 113 acres, damaged 3 single-family dwellings, and destroyed 24 structures, including 10 single-family dwellings.

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High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels

Posted May 09, 2018
High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 9, 2018 – On May 14, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2018 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.
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Flash Flooding/Debris Flow/Increased Staffing

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Flash Flooding/Debris Flow/Increased Staffing
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. February 28, 2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts that a storm arriving Thursday night and continuing through Friday could have rainfall in the range of 1/3 to 2/3 of an inch per hour. The NWS informed the County that moderate to heavy rainfall rates early Friday may be enough to generate isolated mud and debris flows near burn areas. The communities near and below the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier burn areas are strongly recommended to relocate to safer locations for their own safety. High risk for loss of life and property exists.
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