SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Permit Burning

Posted Feb 08, 2018
Permit Burning
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. February 8, 2018 – On Monday February 12th , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will transition from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.
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Defensible Space Inspections

Posted Jun 01, 2017
Defensible Space Inspections
Beginning June 1, 2017 the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) began conducting defensible space inspections. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County. Engine companies will perform inspections and provide homeowners with educational material on how to comply. This year new State requirements require firefighters to also collect information pertaining to the structure itself including water systems, access, addressing, fire resistance, and surrounding slope.
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High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels

Posted May 17, 2017
High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 17, 2017 – On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2017 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.
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