Articles From : MontecitoFire

  • Structure Fire at the Montecito Fire Station

    Montecito Firefighters responded to their own station for a structure fire on Saturday night.

  • Montecito Fire Chief Announces Retirement

    Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor announced today his upcoming retirement from the Montecito Fire Department after 35 years of service.

  • New Wildfire Detection Camera Installed in Montecito

    A wildfire detection camera is now installed on Ortega Ridge in Montecito, providing coverage of the eastern portion of the Santa Barbara front country.

  • 1/9 Debris Flow Remembrance Event Cancelled Due to Storm

    Monday evening’s Raising Our Light commemorative ceremony to remember those lost in the 1/9 Debris Flow, is CANCELED.  

  • New Wildfire Cameras Detect Fires on Santa Barbara Front Country

    A wildfire detection camera is now installed on Santa Barbara’s TV Hill, providing coverage of the Santa Barbara front country.

  • ReadySBC Alerts Emergency Notification System Test in Montecito on July 21

    The Montecito Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the County’s ReadySBC Alerts emergency notification system across Montecito on July 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.

  • Local Firefighters Come Together for Wildland Firefighter Training Drills

    Firefighters representing seven departments across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties came together Tuesday to prepare for high fire season by participating in an annual Wildland Urban Interface drill.

  • Jesusita Fire 13th Anniversay

    The Montecito Fire Department reminds residents to prepare for wildfires on this 13th anniversary of the Jesusita Fire.

  • Vent Retrofit Program Hardens Montecito Homes Ahead of Fire Season

    Ahead of high fire season, the Montecito Fire Department is replacing vents at local homes with fire-resistant materials

  • Hiker Rescued Below Cold Spring Trail

    At about 11 a.m. Friday, Montecito firefighters assisted a hiker who was walking in the creekbed below the Cold Spring Trail and became stuck.

  • Four-Vehicle Collision Near San Ysidro

    At about 3:15 p.m., Montecito Firefighters responded to a traffic collision on Highway 101 near the San Ysidro off-ramp.

  • Montecito Fire District Releases 2021 Annual Report

    The Montecito Fire Protection District shares its 2021 annual report with the community.


    As we approach the fourth anniversary of the 1/9 Debris Flow, our community will once again come together for a commemorative ceremony, Raising Our Light, on Sunday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Paraglider Crash Lands in Montecito Yard

    Montecito Firefighters were called to a local residence at about 12:30pm Saturday where a paraglider made an emergency landing in the front yard.

  • Truck Crashes Into Montecito Gas Line

    Montecito Firefighters responded to a truck that crashed into a gas line on the 1300 block of E. Valley Rd Tuesday morning.

  • Two Trail Rescues on Friday

    Search and Rescue responded to two trail rescues in the foothills on Friday.

  • Tea Fire Sparked 13 Years Ago

    On this day in 2008, a wildfire started near a Montecito property known as the Tea Gardens.

  • Romero Fire Sparked 50 Years Ago

    On this day 50 years ago, the Romero Fire was started in the hills above Montecito.

  • Gas Leak on Sycamore Canyon

    [Update]: Montecito Firefighters are on the scene of an outside gas leak at 2000 Sycamore Cyn Rd. The roadway is now open.

  • Coyote Fire Sparked 57 Years Ago

    On this day 57 years ago, the Coyote Fire started off of Coyote Rd. east of Sycamore Canyon.

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