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Smoke Visible on South Coast is due to Permitted Burning

By Christina Atchison 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.


Montecito Fire Protection District 2021 Annual Report Released

By Christina Atchison on Jan 10, 2022 at 09:15 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – As we step into 2022, Montecito Fire would like to share with the community our 2021 Annual Report.


Community Invited to 1/9 Debris Flow Virtual Remembrance Ceremony

By Christina Atchison on Jan 04, 2022 at 11:22 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – As we approach the fourth anniversary of the 1/9 Debris Flow, our community will once again come together for a commemorative ceremony, Raising Our Light, on Sunday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Raising Our Light ceremony will take place virtually and be available to watch through multiple live-streaming platforms.


Storm Information on Rain Through New Year's Eve

By Christina Atchison on Dec 29, 2021 at 01:24 AM in Press Releases

Another storm system will impact our area through New Year's Eve. Here’s the latest forecast information from our National Weather Service LA/Oxnard partners:


Update on the storm through Christmas

By Christina Atchison on Dec 21, 2021 at 04:11 PM in Press Releases

Our great partners at the National Weather Service LA/Oxnard office just updated us on the incoming rain.


Storm Update in Montecito

By Christina Atchison on Dec 14, 2021 at 10:54 PM in Press Releases

We’ve received significant rain across the South Coast over the last 24 hours.


How to prepare for rain storm arriving Dec. 13, 2021

By Christina Atchison on Dec 11, 2021 at 04:08 PM in Press Releases

Rain is on the way! We have everything you need to know to prepare for the storm:


Community Invited to Upcoming Winter Storm Readiness Meeting

By Christina Atchison on Nov 29, 2021 at 05:52 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – In preparation for the winter season, the Montecito Fire Department will host a community meeting on storm preparedness December 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. at Montecito Union School.


Annual Great California ShakeOut drill set for Oct. 21

By Christina Atchison on Oct 20, 2021 at 09:48 PM in Press Releases

Montecito Fire and the Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) invite the community to practice and prepare for future earthquakes by participating in the annual Great California ShakeOut this week.


Red Flag Warning issued due to potential for dry lightning & high winds

By Christina Atchison on Jul 18, 2021 at 12:12 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Department is preparing for dangerously elevated fire weather conditions and asks community members to take steps now to be ready to evacuate in the event of a wildfire.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Santa Barbara County from 6 a.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, due to an increased threat of thunderstorms with potential for dry lightning as well as gusty, erratic winds.

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