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Whittier Fire

  • Santa Barbara County
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  • Started: Jul 09, 2017
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  • Last Updated: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:44 PM
Containment

62%

Acres Burned

18,311

No new updates for this fire. 18311 acres have burned, and the fire has been 62% contained. The cause was unknown Road closures are in effect. See details below.

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Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

YES
Nearby roads have been closed. Learn more

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

The Evacuation Warning for Paradise Road has been lifted. The Evacuation Orders for West Camino Cielo has been lifted to the Winchester Gun Club, including Kinevan Road. Rosario Park, all of Stagecoach Road and Cold Springs are now open as well. An Evacuation Warning remains for Cachuma Village and an Evacuation Order remans in effect for West Camino Cielo from the Winchester Gun Club to Refugio Road, from Calle Real north to West Camino Cielo, and from Winchester Canyon Road on the east to El Capitan Ranch Road on the west. This includes all roads and trails within the area of the order.

ROAD CLOSURES

All roads affected by the above Evacuation Orders are closed. Highway 154 has been reopened as of 5 PM on July 16, 2017.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

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CAUSE

Unknown

INJURIES

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STRUCTURES THREATENED

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STRUCTURES DESTROYED

30

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Damage assessment teams have updated the number of structures damaged or destroyed. These structures were damaged or destroyed during the early hours of the fire. Damage assessment teams, using new software technology, completed the assessment. The incident would like to commend the damage assessment efforts of the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management with regard to their efficient and ongoing operations. 16 residences destroyed, 1 residence damaged. 30 outbuildings destroyed, 6 outbuildings damaged.

CONDITIONS

The coastal section of the fire will see increasing onshore winds allowing some cooling on Monday and Tuesday. Dry and warm air will remain over the region today and Monday with temperatures and humidity trends showing little change over the mountains. Coastal areas of the fire will see increasing onshore winds, allowing for some cooling on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures near Santa Ynez peak are expected to reach 79.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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