Ballard Fire 50% Contained

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Update by edhat staff
9:00 p.m., June 8, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced the Ballard Fire is 50% contained at 37 acres.

Full containment is expected by 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. 

Crews will remain on the scene until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to patrol and mop up the area.

Update by edhat staff
4:22 p.m., June 8, 2021

Santa Barbara County Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a 20-acre brush fire near Los Olivos that threatened residential homes.

Fire crews responded to the area of Ballard Canyon and Trapadero at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday and began assessing and engaging the fire.

Initially, Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli reported there were structures threatened and possibly one structure involved in the fire. However, Public Information Officer Mike Eliason later stated firefighters are making good progress and while there were several homes threatened, fire crews successfully defended them.

As of 4:20 p.m., Captain Bertucelli stated forward progress stopped and the fire reached approximately 20 acres. There was one outbuilding damaged by the fire.

Crews will remain on scene for several hours to mop up.

The cause is under investigation.


VegetationFire- #BallardFire- A Cal Fire S-2 tanker makes a drop near the edge of a quick moving 2nd alarm fire off Ballard Canyon Rd near Los Olivos. FF’s making good progress, there were several home threatened, however FF successfully defended. C/T 2:51

— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) June 8, 2021


Reported by Scanner Andrew

Fire is about 10 acres, potential for 50. Structures threatened

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