Homeless Camp Fire Behind Turnpike Shopping Center

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Update by edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters extinguished a homeless encampment fire off Turnpike Road on Friday afternoon.

At 2:13 p.m., crews responded to the 4900 block of San Simeon in the Noleta area behind the Turnpike shopping center in an area called "Granny Flats."

Crews discovered a 50x50 foot brush fire in a homeless camp. Two fire engines and a Battalion Chief were able to extinguish the fire without any injuries or structures threatened.

The official cause is under investigation.

Photo: SBCFD

By Roger the Scanner Guy
2:25 p.m., February 26, 2021

Homeless encampment fire behind Vons at 189 South Turnpike.

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Chip of SB Feb 26, 2021 02:55 PM
Homeless Camp Fire Behind Turnpike Shopping Center

I’m glad this fire didn’t know injure anyone or cause any property damage. However, since the powers that be won’t allow any maintenance of public spaces, these types of fires are the only means that we have to mitigate the hazardous and volatile overgrowth of vegetative fuels near our neighborhoods and businesses. If they can keep burning out the overgrown brush a little at a time without causing any harm, they will make us all safer.

tagdes Feb 27, 2021 10:01 AM
Homeless Camp Fire Behind Turnpike Shopping Center

Actually it is simple. It's not IN Santa Barbara. A ZIP code is not a legal entity, it's merely a "Zone Improvement Plan" for an easy way to route mail. Same as people that know realize that 93108 is not all of Montecito. Turnpike therefore provides service for the County for fire and sheriffs. It's not in the Santa Barbara City limits or any SB City services.

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