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EVACUATION ORDER Issued for Thomas, Sherpa, Whittier Fire Burn Areas

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has issued an EVACUATION ORDER due to heavy rain arriving late tonight, February 1 for the Thomas/Whittier/Sherpa fire burn areas.  If you are in a Debris Flow Risk Area you are ORDERED to evacuate by 8 p.m. If you live adjacent to the evacuation order areas, these areas may become isolated following a debris flow. Residents in these adjacent areas should be prepared and consider leaving the area during the evacuation.

NOTE: Area schools will remain in session today. 

A Red Cross Evacuation Center will open at 7 p.m. at:
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta

For assistance evacuating animals, contact the Animal Hotline
at (805) 681-4332.

If you feel threatened at any time, leave immediately; do not wait for an alert.

For more information and to check if your home is in the debris flow risk area, go to

If you have general questions, please call our Emergency Call Center at (833) 688-5551 or 2-1-1.

Residents are encouraged to stay alert to changing conditions. Emergency officials and the NWS will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates. Monitor news and weather reports, social media, cable TV channel 20, and

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