SBC FIRE NEWS

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Red Flag Warning

Posted Sep 22, 2016
Red Flag Warning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 22, 2016 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County Mountains and the Santa Barbara south coast (zones CAZ252, CAZ239) in effect from 3pm Thursday September 22 to 6am Friday September 23, 2016.
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UCSB Lagoon Prescribed Burn

Posted Sep 13, 2016
UCSB Lagoon Prescribed Burn
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 13, 2016 – On Wednesday, September 14th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will conduct a small prescribed burn in UCSB's coastal open space. Controlled burns have been taking place for the past decade on the small piece of land called Lagoon Island. This burn is part of an ongoing UCSB research project. The burn will take place at 12:00 p.m. and is estimated to take an hour to complete.
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Burning Ban Issued

Posted Jun 27, 2016
Burning Ban Issued
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 27, 2016 – Due to California’s projected increased fire activity, coupled with record-setting drought conditions, requires the Santa Barbara County Fire Department to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.
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Red Flag Warning

Posted Jun 23, 2016
Red Flag Warning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 23, 2016 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the mountains of Santa Barbara County (zone CAZ252) effective from 6 pm Thursday night to 6 am Saturday. In addition, a Fire Weather Watch remains in effect for the Santa Barbara South Coast during this same time period due to the potential for critical fire weather conditions.
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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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