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News & Information

Communicating effectively to the community, elected officials and the media is one of our most valued priorities for protecting lives and property. The Public Information Officer provides timely and accurate information to the community and local, national, and international media.

We also assist our government partners, community, businesses, and non-profits with special requests and other interagency coordination throughout the Santa Barbara County Operational Area.

Meet our Public Information Officer: Christina Atchison

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For general media inquiries, interview requests, or to be added to the Montecito Fire media distribution list, please contact us:


phone: 805-680-5526

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We encourage the community and media to find, friend and follow Montecito Fire on social networking sites for emergency incident information and other opportunities to interact with #MontecitoFire!

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