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By Montecito Fire
Oct 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM

EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT FOR: North of Hwy 192, East of Coyote,, West of Buena Vista, South of East Camino Cielo. (Evacuation Zones 2, 3, 4, and 5 ). Santa Barbara County Humane Society, is accepting animals for boarding. This is located at 5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, 93111.

ROAD CLOSURES: East Camino Cielo at Painted Cave Road to Gibraltar Road and W. Mountain Drive at Gibraltar Road.

DATE AND TIME OF OCCURRENCE:  October 29, 2015 / 5:16 am (call time). First equipment on scene at 6:09 am.

ACRES: 60-70 acres as of 10:30 am.

UNIFIED COMMAND: US Forest Service, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara City Fire, Montecito Fire, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

LOCATION OF FIRE: The fire is currently burning in the Los Padres National Forest, 1/2 mile off of Camino Cielo, west of Montecito Peak.

INCIDENT COMMAND POST: Montecito Fire Station #1

INCIDENT SUMMARY:  Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. The fire is a wind driven fire, 1/2 mile off of Camino Cielo, west of Montecito Peak. There is active fire burning  approximately 8-10 miles frompopulated areas at this time.

EQUIPMENT ON SCENE:  6 air tankers, 5 helicopters, 40 overhead, 35 engines, 3 dozers, 4 water tenders and 4 hand crews.

EQUIPMENT ORDERED: 10 Los Padres engines, 5 strike teams of engines, 4 dozers, 4 water tenders, 4 helicopters, and 10 aircraft.

Area Fire Chiefs were briefed yesterday from meteorologists concerning the forecasts for the area and sundowner wind conditions, and had increased readiness staffing to better meet the threat.

Agencies involved include: Montecito Fire District, Santa Barbara County Fire, United States Forest Service, Carpinteria/Summerland Fire, Santa Barbara City Fire, Cal FIRE, Vandenberg AFB, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department, Santa Barbara City Police and CHP.

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