Local Stories by Local People
updated: Nov 14, 2008, 12:00 AM
Source: County of Santa Barbara
The Tea fire broke out at approximately 5:50pm on November 13, 2008. Fire Personnel from throughout the County of Santa Barbara and Neighboring Counties are arriving to assist in the fire fighting effort.
A mandatory Evacuation was issued using a reverse 911 call was sent out to 193 addresses at 6:01 pm. The evacuation area has since been expanded.
Mandatory evacuation orders are issued for the area bounded on the East by Hot Springs Road, on the West by Mission Canyon, on the South by Highway 192 including Alameda Padre Serra to Salinas, and by the North by Camino Cielo.
The following Roads are currently closed:
Mission Canyon at Foothill
San Ysidro Road
APS to Mission Canyon to Camino Cielo
Gibraltar Road at Mountain Drive
Gibraltar Road at Painted Cave
For more information on road closures, call Road Closure Hot Line at
(805) 568-3006 or go to www.countyofsb.org/pwd/roads/closure.htm
The Red Cross Evacuation center is San Marcos High School - 4750 Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara.
The Tea Fire Call Center number is 681-5197. The Animal Services Hotline is 805/681-4332.
Large animals can be taken to: Earl Warren Showgrounds – Gate C, 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara
Small animals can be taken to: Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA 93117.
More than 300 acres are estimated to have burned. Fire fighting crews are on scene from the City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, CalFire, Carp-Summerland Fire District, Montecito Fire District, and Los Angeles County.
The County of Santa Barbara has proclaimed a local emergency and has forwarded a request to have the Governor declare a state of emergency.
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