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THOMAS FIRE: NEW EVACUATION AREAS

Strong Winds Fuel New Burn Areas The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office issued new mandatory evacuation orders for: North of Highway 192 to East Camino Cielo between Highway 150 and Mission Canyon Road. Voluntary evacuation warnings* include: South of Highway 192 to East Camino Cielo between Mission Canyon and Highway 154. *Residents in voluntary evacuation… Read more »

Reminder to Use Interactive Map for Thomas Fire Evacuation Areas

The County Office of Emergency Services has developed a link which will allow the public to view areas with evacuation warnings and evacuation orders within Santa Barbara County. One of the most often asked questions received in an incident is where evacuation lines are located on a street level view.  This service should provide individuals… Read more »

Free Mask Distribution Locations for Sunday

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire, free N-95 masks will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, and Direct Relief International. The sites that will distribute on Sunday, December 10th are listed below. • Costco in the Camino… Read more »

THOMAS FIRE: NEW EVACUATION AREAS AND INTERACTIVE MAP

Thomas Fire Unified Command requested the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to expand the mandatory order to include from Buena Vista east to the County line and north of Highway 192 (E. Valley Road), to include the 900 block of Park Lane east. The voluntary evacuation warning has has been expanded to include: East of… Read more »

Free N-95 Mask Distribution Locations for Today

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire free N-95 masks will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, and Direct Relief. There are five sites that will distribute on Saturday, December 9th. Hours and locations are listed below. •… Read more »

THOMAS FIRE: CHANGE IN EVACUATION STATUS FOR SOME AREAS IN AND AROUND CARPINTERIA

Effective 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, residents will be permitted into the Shepherd Mesa and Gobernador Canyon area as it has been reduced from a mandatory evacuation (order) to a voluntary evacuation (warning).  All areas south of Highway 192, including the city of Carpinteria, are no longer under any evacuation status. The Rincon Point… Read more »

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SMOKE

The N95 masks being distributed in Santa Barbara County are designed for adults. However, these masks may fit a child if their face is comparable in size to that of a petite adult. The key to knowing if an N95 mask fits effectively is whether an airtight seal can be created around the edges of… Read more »

Air Quality Update

Air Quality Warning Remains in Effect Through Weekend Continued Smoke Impacts for Santa Barbara County Please see important information below from SB County Public Health and the SB County Air Pollution Control District. The air quality index continues to show unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire may… Read more »

Interactive Evacuation Map Link Now Available  

The County Office of Emergency Services has developed a link which will allow the public to view areas with evacuation warnings and evacuation orders within Santa Barbara County. One of the most often asked questions received in an incident is where evacuation lines are located on a street level view.  This service should provide individuals… Read more »

Free Mask Distribution Sites

Free Masks are being handed out by Direct Relief at the following locations: *Mesa Produce in Santa Barbara *Vons in Montecito *Albertsons in Carpinteria *Costco in Goleta *Franklin Community Center in Santa Barbara