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Gap Fire Map & Overnight Report July 6

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From the Gap Fire incident command morning report today. “Sundowner conditions weakened last night, flame lengths were observed less than 5′”This is good news. Moderating weather today will allow the Gap Fire’s 1,150 firefighters to assault the flames and firm up contigency lines. USFS Google Earth KML Overlay The fire has burned 9,367 acres and […]

Gap Fire Map, Santa Barbara News Links/Blogs

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Santa Barbara Independent reporter Ray Ford reports on the Gap Fire. Ray is a top tier fire reporter and I encourage viewers here to follow his reports on the Gap Fire via RSS. It’s amazing to me only one structure has been destroyed by the Gap Fire considering the terrain, geography and extreme winds. Goleta […]

Gap Fire: 5,400 Acres, Three Active Fire Fronts

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Sundowner winds pushed the Gap Fire into the perimeter of Goleta overnight. Structures were destroyed however the official incident report does not offer numbers. Damage assessment will take place this morning and will be reflected in the evening report. The fire grew to 5,400 acres overnight with containment estimated at 10%. 1,072 firefighters are assigned […]

Gap Fire: New Evacuations Ordered For Goleta

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KEYT Tv in Santa Barbara is broadcasting the following evacuation notice for the City of Goleta. The notice reads as follows– “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AN EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL RESIDENTS NORTH OF PATTERSON AVENUE (NORTH OF THE PATTERSON CURVE) BETWEEN FAIRVIEW AVENUE AND PATTERSON AVENUES.Evacuation Order remains for the communities of Hidden Valley […]

Gap Fire Threatens Goleta Evacuations Widening

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The Gap Fire is burning in the hills above Goleta California. Mandatory evacuations are in place for numerous neighborhoods. Fire officials have forecast growth of the Gap Fire as follows: Projected incident movement/spread 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames:12 hours: 3000 Acres24 hours: 360048 hours: 400072 hours: 5200 The fire has burned 2,400 […]