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Firefighters respond to structure fire on 900 block of Picacho Lane

By Christina Favuzzi 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 Favuzzi 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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Raising Our Light 1/9/18 Debris Flow remembrance event is canceled

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 19, 2023 at 10:56 PM in Press Releases

After thoughtful discussion, the Montecito Community Partnership Team has decided not to hold the Raising Our Light event this year. 

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WINTER STORM ADVISORY: Friday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 17

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 14, 2023 at 03:06 AM in Press Releases

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – A winter storm is expected countywide Friday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Impacts are expected across the entire County with heightened risk expected in south Santa Barbara County foothills/mountains including properties and areas associated with the Alisal, Cave and Thomas Fire areas. 

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Winter Storm Advisory: Prepare for more rain Fri. 1/13 through Tues. 1/17

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 13, 2023 at 03:29 AM in Press Releases

(SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.) – Now is the time to prepare for the next storm system heading our way. With the current dry weather, public safety officials are asking Santa Barbara County residents to prepare for this weekend’s rain and potential impacts.  

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Evacuation Orders & Shelter in Place Lifted for Santa Barbara County

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 10, 2023 at 02:17 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 2:00 p.m. January 10, 2023, evacuation orders are lifted for the impacted areas of City of Carpinteria, Montecito, and City of Santa Barbara. Shelter in Place for impacted areas of the Cave Fire Burn Scar and Alisal Burn Scar and Foxen Canyon/Santa Maria Mesa/Tepusquet areas have also been lifted.

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IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER FOR ALL OF MONTECITO, PARTS OF CARPINTERIA, SUMMERLAND & CITY OF SANTA BARBARA.

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 09, 2023 at 10:51 AM in Press Releases

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Immediate Evacuation Order for all of Montecito, parts of Carpinteria, Summerland & City of Santa Barbara

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 09, 2023 at 10:15 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA.– An EVACUATION ORDER EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Jan. 9, 2023 for the following areas due to threats to life safety caused by the ongoing storm:

ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF MONTECITO
ALL RESIDENTS OF TORO CANYON AND PADARO LANE IN CARPINTERIA-SUMMERLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
ALL RESIDENTS OF SYCAMORE CANYON IN CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AND COMMUNITY OF MONTECITO

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Shelter In Place Order for Thomas Fire burn area effective immediately

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 09, 2023 at 09:46 AM in Press Releases

SHELTER IN PLACE. Flooding, Santa Barbara County impact areas. Go to innermost room or high ground. DO NOT attempt to leave. If already evacuated, remain out of the area.

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Evacuation Warning for Montecito & Thomas Fire burn area

By Christina Favuzzi on Jan 08, 2023 at 11:54 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA.– An EVACUATION WARNING is effective as of 4 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2023 due to an incoming storm that has the potential to produce flooding, mud and debris flows. This EVACUATION WARNING is effective immediately and applies to identified properties and parcels in the Thomas Fire burn area of Santa Barbara County.

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