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Updated Info at County of Santa Barbara.

Tanker 910 is on scene. KEYT reports here. Only fire officials can answer why the contract supertanker was not called in sooner.

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Current Situation

Total Personnel 2,335
Size 3,500 acres
Percent Contained 10%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 Feet)

Fire Behavior

Upslope runs through out the evening and early morning with 60 to 100 foot flame lengths on the upper third of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Crowning, spotting, and actively burning.

Significant Events

Increased fire activity last night caused additional evacuation in the San Roque area, Hwy 154 on the West side of the fire. Water drops were conducted throughout the night by three type II helicopters.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Perimeter control, continue structure protection, engage fire where opportunities present themselves, continue line construction, mop-up and patrol structures.

Growth Potential

High

Terrain Difficulty

Extreme

Remarks

If the Red Flag conditions continue, control strategies will be challenged.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions 20-45 g60 mph NE
Temperature 98 degrees
Humidity 10%