Alisal Fire Update: Shifting Winds Fan Wildfire in Mountains Near Santa Barbara

Shifting winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a blaze in Southern California coastal mountains that threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down for days. The Alisal Fire charred more than 15,400 acres of dense chaparral in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara. Containment was just 5% Wednesday … Read more

Shifting winds challenge crews fighting California fire

Shifting winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a blaze in Southern California coastal mountains that threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down for days. The Alisal Fire is covering more than 24 square miles in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara. Containment remains at just 5%. The … Read more

Alisal Fire Smoke Forecast To Drift Into Ventura, LA Counties

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Smell the smoke in the air? That all-too-familiar odor may be coming from the Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County. Forecasters say smoke is forecast to drift into the coastal areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties by Thursday afternoon. Expect smokey conditions from the #AlisalFire along the Santa Barbara … Read more

Fast-Spreading Alisal Brush Fire Jumps 101 Freeway West Of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA (CBSLA) – Hundreds of firefighters are battling a brush fire which sparked west of Santa Barbara, forced evacuations and has shut down a portion of Highway 101. The Alisal Fire burns in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Oct. 12, 2021. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Twitter) The blaze broke out before 2:30 p.m. Monday … Read more

Alisal Fire prompts evacuations in Santa Barbara County, partial closure of 101 Freeway

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Alisal Fire near Santa Barbara quickly exploded in size Monday, prompting evacuation orders and warnings. The fire began Monday afternoon near the Alisal Reservoir and now covers approximately 3,700 acres, fire officials said. It was uncontained as of early Tuesday morning, according to InciWeb, a clearinghouse for wildfire information in … Read more

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