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since 1917
Montecito Fire Protection District
Fire Danger - High

Thomas Fire Information Update

By Jackie Jenkins
Dec 06, 2017 at 08:00 PM

 Start Date/Time: 12/4/2017, 6:26 PM

Acres burned: 148,000

Percentage Contained: 15%

Cause: Under Investigation

Firefighter Injuries: 0

Civilian Injuries: 0

There is no immediate threat to the community of Montecito at this time.

For up to date information refer to the following:

  • www.montecitofire.com,
  • follow @montecitofire on Twitter and Facebook
  • AM 1610 – Montecito Fire Radio Station
  • Information Kiosk located in the Montecito Lower Village on East Valley Rd.

 Be prepared! Go to montecitofire.com, Ready, Set, Go!

 Register for emergency and community alerts at awareandprepare.org

 An Air Quality Hazard is in effect for the County of Santa Barbara due to smoke and ash. 

Breathing masks are available at the Information Kiosk located at 1400 block East Valley Rd.

Stay indoors – limit your time outside due to hazardous particles in the air.

  • When wildfire smoke is impacting your neighborhood, consider purchasing an air-filtering device, which can help remove ash, soot, and dust.
  • Keep windows closed and avoid using your fireplace. If you are sensitive to air pollution, and air quality is poor in your area to the extent that you are unable to keep indoor air clean, consider relocating to an area where the air is cleaner.

The air is very dry due to low humidity – stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

 

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