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High Fire Season in Santa Barbara County begins May 20

By Christina Favuzzi on May 17, 2022 at 08:20 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with all local fire jurisdictions including Montecito, has declared May 20 as the start of the 2022 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County.


Firefighters stop small backyard vegetation fire

By Christina Favuzzi on May 14, 2022 at 06:48 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on the 500 block of Barker Pass Road just before 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022.


Public invited to Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting July 7

By Christina Favuzzi on May 06, 2022 at 10:35 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department will host a community meeting regarding wildfire preparedness July 7, 2022 at 6 p.m. in Page Hall on the Westmont College campus.


Vent Retrofit Program hardens Montecito homes ahead of fire season

By Christina Favuzzi on Apr 28, 2022 at 09:48 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Ahead of high fire season, the Montecito Fire Department is replacing vents at local homes with fire-resistant materials. The 2022 Vent Retrofit Program is an effort to go beyond defensible space by hardening homes in Montecito to make them more resilient to wildfire.


Montecito Fire increases staffing during elevated fire risk

By Christina Favuzzi on Apr 06, 2022 at 02:33 AM in Press Releases

It’s very windy, hot & dry in Montecito! As a result, our fire risk is increased. In addition to our regular staffing, we are staffing our two Type 6 engines.


Significant rain and wind event to begin March 27

By Christina Favuzzi on Mar 26, 2022 at 12:52 AM in Press Releases

🌧Prepare for rain! Here’s what you need to know, thanks to US National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard. 


Ongoing investigation into storm drain fires in Carpinteria

By Christina Favuzzi on Feb 20, 2022 at 07:39 PM in Press Releases

This incident update was compiled by the Montecito Fire public information office, in coordination with the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District. For media questions, please contact Montecito Fire Public Information Officer Christina Favuzzi at 805-680-5526 or [email protected] or Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Chief Greg Fish at 818-355-8471 or [email protected]


Annual Neighborhood Chipping Program to begin February 14

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 19, 2022 at 08:53 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – In preparation for wildfire, the Montecito Fire Department works in collaboration with identified neighborhoods to assist residents in improving community defensible space. Montecito Fire Department’s annual Neighborhood Chipping Program will begin February 14, 2022.


Tsunami Advisory issued for CA Coast, including Santa Barbara County South Coast

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 15, 2022 at 04:02 PM in Press Releases

A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for the CA Coast, including the Santa Barbara County South Coast.


Smoke Visible on South Coast is due to Permitted Burning

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 11, 2022 at 05:51 PM in Press Releases

Smoke may be visible across the South Coast due to pile burning. Today (Jan. 11) is a permissive burn day in parts of Santa Barbara County.

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