SBC FIRE NEWS

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Red Flag Warning

Posted Jun 18, 2016
Red Flag Warning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 18, 2016 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains (zones CAZ 239 and CAZ252) in effect from 5pm Sunday June 19 to 10 am Tuesday June 21, 2016.
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High Fire Season

Posted May 05, 2016
High Fire Season
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 5, 2016 – On May 9, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2016 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.
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Burn Ban Lifted With Transition to Winter Preparedness Level

Posted Jan 02, 2016
Burn Ban Lifted With Transition to Winter Preparedness Level
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. January 4, 2016 – As of 8 am on January 4th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in cooperation with the Operational Area Fire Departments, has transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level. This transition is in response to current rainfall totals throughout the County and the projected shift in weather patterns that will influence fuel moisture levels.
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Suspicious Fire Cuase

Posted Nov 09, 2015
Suspicious Fire Cuase
SANTA BARBARA, CA. November 9, 2015- At 5:10 am this morning Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Tationa’s Boutique, 221 South Broadway in Orcutt. Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the business. No other adjoining businesses sustained any damage. Fire investigators have determined the fire to be suspicious in nature and our asking that if anyone has any information regarding this fire to please call the Santa Barbara County Fire Department tip line at (805) 686-5074.
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SBC Gibratar 05

Posted Oct 30, 2015
SBC Gibratar 05
ROAD CLOSURES: East Camino Cielo at Painted Cave Road to Gibraltar Road and W. Mountain Drive at Gibraltar Road. These closures will remain in place due to continued fire activity in the area.
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Fire Prevention Week

Posted Oct 15, 2015
Fire Prevention Week
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. October 5, 2015 – October 4th-10th has been declared “National Fire Prevention Week”, a time to reflect on our nation’s past fire history, remembering the “Great Chicago Fire of 1871” and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.
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Pancake Breakfast

Posted Oct 10, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department invites you to the 24th annual Buellton Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast benefiting our local schools. A pancake breakfast will be prepared and served by your local firefighters. The event will host a display of firefighting equipment including our laddertruck, Wildlandfire engines, Hazardous MaterialsUnit, and more. Please come enjoy breakfast and help support our schools.
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Ceremony

Posted Sep 08, 2015
Ceremony
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 8, 2015 – Fourteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and into the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field. We’ll never forget the terrible tragedy—but America will stand together.
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Fireworks Patrol

Posted Jul 02, 2015
Fireworks Patrol
SANTA BARBARA Ca. July 2, 2015- Santa Barbara County Fire wants to remind the public that fireworks including the safe and sane variety are illegal in all areas of the County with the exception of the cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc and Guadalupe.
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Mesa Fire Tip Line

Posted Jun 30, 2015
Mesa Fire Tip Line
SANTA BARBARA Ca. June 30, 2015- Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are seeking information regarding the Mesa Fire in Lompoc. They are looking for anyone with information about one to two individuals, most likely juveniles, who were on a hiking trail behind the water treatment plant at the time of the fire. Please contact the Santa Barbara County Fire tip line (805) 686-5074 if you were in the area around the time the fire started or if you have information. Thank you for your assistance.
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