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Montecito Fire asks community to prepare for winter storm season

By Christina Atchison on Nov 28, 2023 at 07:15 AM in Press Releases

Video messaging campaign aims to help residents prepare for predicted El Niño storm events


Series of Storms to Produce Impacts Across the South Coast

Series of Storms to Produce Impacts Across the South Coast
By Christina Atchison on Nov 13, 2023 at 11:48 PM in Press Releases

Montecito Fire Department establishes sandbag filling station with new burlap bags


Possible Public Safety Power Shutoff for parts of Montecito Oct. 11-12, 2023

By Christina Atchison on Oct 10, 2023 at 11:15 PM in Press Releases

POSSIBLE PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF: Southern California Edison is considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff that would affect up to 1,900 customers in Santa Barbara County, including Montecito. 


9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies to be held at Montecito Fire Stations

By Christina Atchison on Sep 05, 2023 at 10:35 PM in Press Releases

On September 11, 2023 the Montecito Fire Department will hold a brief remembrance ceremony at both Fire Station 91 and Fire Station 92. Community members are welcome to gather with our firefighters at either fire station for a bell ringing, moment of silence, and lowering of the flag to honor the 2,977 lives lost on September 11, 2001.


Santa Barbara Front Country fire ban in effect as San Ysidro and Romero Trail closures continue

By Montecito Fire on Aug 14, 2023 at 07:31 PM in Press Releases

Los Padres National Forest officials today reminded visitors that an open fire ban remains in effect for the Santa Barbara front country while trail closures have been extended for the Old Romero Road (26W25), Romero Canyon Trail (26W14), and San Ysidro Trail (26W15 Singletrack) through August 31, 2023, as storm damage repairs continue.


Independence Day Reminder - All Fireworks are Illegal in Montecito

By Christina Atchison on Jun 29, 2023 at 03:20 PM in Press Releases

Please leave fireworks to the professionals during July 4th celebrations


Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting to be held June 28, 2023

By Christina Atchison on Jun 20, 2023 at 01:50 PM in Press Releases

Community encouraged to take proactive steps to be ready for wildfire season


Fire engine temporarily placed in service south of Highway 101

By Christina Atchison on Jun 14, 2023 at 08:41 PM in Press Releases

Efforts to mitigate delays in emergency response due to Highway 101 construction


High Fire Season in Santa Barbara County effective June 5, 2023

By Christina Atchison on Jun 05, 2023 at 09:35 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with all local fire jurisdictions including Montecito, has declared June 5 as the start of the 2023 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County.


Prescribed grazing project to begin week of May 15 at Ennisbrook Open Space

By Montecito Fire on May 10, 2023 at 02:39 PM in Press Releases

Montecito Fire deploys sheep to reduce community’s wildfire risk

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