Lookout Fire Contained
updated: Oct 19, 2012, 3:50 PM
Source: US Forest Service
UPDATE at 2:15pm on 10/19/12 . The wildland fire that broke out shortly before 8:00 AM Wednesday, October 17, 2012, off State Highway
154 near Painted Cave on Los Padres National Forest’s Santa Barbara Ranger District was officially contained as of 5:00 pm on October 18, 2012.
The total amount of acreage consumed by the fire was 44 acres. All evacuations and road closures in the Painted Cave area lifted yesterday evening
and today all preliminary warning evacuations have been lifted as well.
Remaining fire crews will continue to patrol the containment lines, reinforce existing lines, and mop up the remaining hot spots within the containment
lines. There are six engines and three hand crews assigned to the fire today.
The cause of the fire has been determined to be a result of a downed power line.
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10/18/12. The Lookout Fire is now 100% contained according to the U.S. Forest Service website.
Total Personnel: 290
Size: 44 acres
Percent Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date: Thursday October 18th, 2012 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved: Brush
Fire Behavior: There was no spread of the fire today.
Significant Events: All evacuation notices have been lifted.
|| Brush Fire near the 154 and Painted Cave. 2500 San Marcos Pass Road, smoke showing calling in the choppers. UPDATED:
with 3:30 p.m. photo. [pics]
|| The sense of relief was palpable among residents of the Painted Cave community Thursday afternoon, as
firefighters finished building containment lines around the 44-acre Lookout Fire.
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