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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 on Mar 15, 2023 at 01:13 AM in Press Releases

(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.

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Evacuation Order for identified properties in Montecito & Thomas Fire burn area effective 8 A.M. March 14

By Christina Atchison on Mar 14, 2023 at 02:42 AM in Press Releases

AN EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT AS OF 6 P.M. ON MONDAY, MARCH 13 TURNING INTO AN EVACUATION ORDER AS OF 8 A.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 14

An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued effective Monday, March 13 at 6pm for the identified properties and areas in south Santa Barbara County associated with the Alisal, Cave, and Thomas Fires.

This EVACUATION WARNING will be upgraded to an EVACUATION ORDER at 8am tomorrow (3/14).

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Request for Competitive Sealed Bids: Station 92 Fire Repair Project and Station 91 Loft Office Remodel

By Joyce Reed on Mar 13, 2023 at 11:26 AM in Featured News

Request for Competitive Sealed Bids: Station 92 Fire Repair Project and Station 91 Loft Office Remodel

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Structure Fire at Montecito Fire Station - Final Update

By Christina Atchison on Feb 26, 2023 at 05:27 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, on-duty firefighters at Montecito Fire Station 92 noticed the smell of smoke in the building and conducted a search to find the source of the smoke. Light smoke was filling the first and second floors of the fire station at 2300 Sycamore Canyon Road.

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Winter Storm Advisory for Santa Barbara County, including Montecito

By Christina Atchison on Feb 24, 2023 at 01:14 AM in Press Releases

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Winter weather conditions continue to be forecast for Santa Barbara County for Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25. Extreme cold temperatures, snow at higher elevations, continued wind, localized flooding, and isolated thunderstorms are possible countywide.

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Montecito Fire Chief announces retirement

By Christina Atchison on Feb 13, 2023 at 10:08 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor announced today his upcoming retirement from the Montecito Fire Department after 35 years of service. Chief Taylor began his career in the fire service in 1987 and has served as Montecito Fire Chief since 2019. His last day as Fire Chief will be March 31, 2023.

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Annual Neighborhood Chipping Program to begin February 13

By Christina Atchison on Feb 09, 2023 at 04:14 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Department’s 14th annual Neighborhood Chipping Program will begin Feb. 13, 2023. This important fire prevention and preparedness program assists community members with increasing defensible space ahead of high wildfire season.

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New wildfire detection camera installed in Montecito

By Christina Atchison on Feb 01, 2023 at 07:33 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – A wildfire detection camera is now installed on Ortega Ridge in Montecito, providing coverage of the eastern portion of the Santa Barbara front country. The ALERT California camera is part of a growing network of cameras across the western United States that help local, state and federal agencies better detect and suppress wildfires. 

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Firefighters respond to structure fire on 900 block of Picacho Lane

By Christina Atchison on Jan 28, 2023 at 02:43 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire responded to a reported structure fire on the 900 block of Picacho Lane at 4:56 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

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Local Assistance Center to open Saturday 1/21 at Montecito YMCA

By Christina Atchison on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:38 AM in Press Releases

Montecito Local Assistance Center: English and Spanish speakers on site.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: YMCA – 591 Santa Rosa Lane, Montecito, CA 

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