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Evacuation Order canceled for identified properties in South Santa Barbara County effective 5:30 P.M. March 14, 2023

By Christina Atchison
Mar 15, 2023 at 01:13 AM

(SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA.) –  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, Evacuation Orders are canceled for the identified properties and parcels in the Alisal Fire, Cave Fire, and Thomas Fire burn areas in Santa Barbara County.

Please be advised that areas affected by road closures or flooding may not be able to repopulate yet. While residents are allowed to return home, be aware of loose and falling rocks, minor landslides, wet road conditions, downed trees and power lines.

Creek and river flows are expected to continue to increase through at least Wednesday, March 15.  Remain vigilant, and do not wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe.  Do not pass through standing or running water.  The water may be much deeper than it appears, and extremely dangerous.

The evacuation shelter at Wake Center in Santa Barbara will close this evening. 

For additional information regarding the status of roads, weather conditions and more: 

  • Contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551, open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.
  • Visit

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