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Montecito House Fire
updated: Mar 03, 2014, 12:48 PM

City of Santa Barbara press release.

Today at approximately 12:40 hours, The Montecito Fire Protection District received a report of wires down on Sycamore Canyon Road. Upon arrival, they found a eucalyptus tree that had fallen across high-tension wires. Residents were also reporting smoke and a possible structure fire in the area. Montecito Fire upgraded the response to a structure fire.

Simultaneously, the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department received a 911 report of a structure fire in the 1900 block of Sycamore Canyon. A full structure fire response was initiated. The address was later determined to be 651 Circle Drive.

Upon arrival, City Fire units found a detached garage well-involved in fire. Crews from Montecito and Santa Barbara City made an aggressive attack on the fire, confining it to the building of origin. The garage sustained major structural damage and near-total loss of contents.

Fire investigators are on scene. An electrical failure is suspected at this time. It is unknown if the two incidents are related. Southern California Edison is on scene and working to remedy the power outage. For information regarding the power lines down and subsequent power outage, contact Southern California Edison.


Provided by John Palminteri

A Santa Barbara fire was stopped quickly in the always risky Sycamore Canyon area. Montecito Fire was first on scene at 651 Circle Dr. in a mutual aid response with Santa Barbara City fire.

A power line came down when a Eucalyptus tree snapped. Investigators believe that caused a surge that started the structure fire. Smoke could be seen for over a mile.

Fire crews cut a hole in the roof while they shot water on the inside to control the flames. No one was injured. Power was knocked out to several homes and Edison was called to the scene.

Full KEYT story here.


Initial report by Roger the Scanner Guy

Tree Down into a residence with wires City and Montecito Fire mutual response Sycmore Canyon Road.

An edhat subscriber took a [vid] of the house fire seen from a distance on Monday. (03/05/14)
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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 12:51 PM

Lots of sirens up there..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 12:53 PM

Sounds like theres some smoke...


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 12:54 PM

Sycmore and Stanwood..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 12:56 PM

Apprently the garage was on fire.. but now theres a primary all clear..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 01:06 PM

Will I'm sure if the lights on the emergency vehicles bothers you so much they might turn them off if your Oprah...


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 01:07 PM

Roger over and out..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 01:55 PM

Check SBCO Fire twitter address might be in there although while on scene Fire determined the home was in a city district. I did not personally get the address maybe it's on snoozehawk..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-03 05:30 PM

THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO I'm USING A DIFFERENT COMPUTER NOW Sorry about the caps...Thanks John for the pictures..


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