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All Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County Burn Areas

By Christina Atchison on Jan 05, 2023 at 05:51 PM in Press Releases

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that as of 9:30 a.m. January 5, 2023, all evacuation orders are lifted for the Thomas, Alisal and Cave fire burn areas in Santa Barbara County.

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Evacuation Order issued for Montecito & Thomas Fire burn area

By Christina Atchison on Jan 05, 2023 at 01:44 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA.– An EVACUATION ORDER is effective as of 3 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2023 due to an incoming storm that has the potential to produce flooding, mud and debris flows. This EVACUATION ORDER is effective immediately and applies to the identified properties and parcels in the Thomas Fire burn scar.

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Weather Advisory issued for Montecito in preparation for incoming storm producing heavy rain, strong winds and high surf

By Christina Atchison on Jan 03, 2023 at 11:54 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA.– In preparation for another significant storm event this week, a Weather Advisory has been issued for Montecito and the Thomas Fire burn area. Heavy rain, strong winds and high surf are expected in Montecito Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for our area through Thursday.

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Community Invited to 1/9 Debris Flow Remembrance Event

By Christina Atchison on Dec 16, 2022 at 04:30 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – As we approach the five-year mark of the 1/9 Debris Flow, our community is invited to attend a commemorative ceremony, Raising Our Light, on Monday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at Montecito Union School. 

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Firefighters contain shed fire, vegetation fire on 800 block of Romero Canyon Rd

By Christina Atchison on Nov 26, 2022 at 05:29 AM in Press Releases

Montecito firefighters received a call for a structure fire Friday just after 6 p.m. on the 800 block of Romero Canyon Road.

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Request for Competitive Sealed Bids: Flooring Project at Station 92

By Joyce Reed on Oct 11, 2022 at 09:35 PM in Featured News

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ReadySBC Alerts emergency notification system will be tested across Montecito July 21 at 11 a.m.

By Christina Atchison on Jul 07, 2022 at 07:51 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the County’s ReadySBC Alerts emergency notification system across Montecito on July 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.

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Community invited to July 7 Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting

By Christina Atchison on Jul 01, 2022 at 08:00 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department will host a community meeting regarding wildfire preparedness July 7, 2022 at 6 p.m. in Page Hall on the Westmont College campus.  

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High Fire Season in Santa Barbara County begins May 20

By Christina Atchison on May 17, 2022 at 08:20 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with all local fire jurisdictions including Montecito, has declared May 20 as the start of the 2022 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

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Firefighters stop small backyard vegetation fire

By Christina Atchison on May 14, 2022 at 06:48 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on the 500 block of Barker Pass Road just before 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022.

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