Forward Progess of La Patera Fire Halted in Goleta

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Photo: Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD)
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Update by edhat staff

The forward progress has been stopped on a vegetation fire at La Patera Ranch in Goleta.

At 2:26 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the scene of a fire off North Fairview in Goleta.  The first arriving crews reported approximately 10 acres with the potential for 100 acres due to high winds and a downhill burn.

The location was then updated to the La Patera Ranch area, west of Fairview Road. Santa Barbara County firefighters were assisted by Santa Barbara City, Montecito, Carp-Summerland, and the Los Padres National Forest.

Helicopter 964 made water drops on the east flank of the fire as firefighters made good progress. Crews continued to increase the containment lines around the fire as incident command released dozers and some resources, according to Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

At 4:00 p.m. the fire was reportedly 25% contained, with forward progress stopped and 11 engines and 1 hand crew remaining on the scene.

The cause is under investigation and so far there have been no structures threatened.

Photo: SBCFD


Reported by Scanner Andrew
3:15 p.m., May 8, 2022

Forward progress is stopped on a vegetation fire at La Patera Ranch in Goleta.

Photo and video by Scanner Andrew

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notme May 08, 2022 04:06 PM
Forward Progess of La Patera Fire Halted in Goleta

Great news. Went in my garage about 1/2 hour ago and thought I caught a whiff (didn't know there was a fire then), but went outside a couple of minutes ago and couldn't see any smoke.

notme May 08, 2022 05:11 PM
Forward Progess of La Patera Fire Halted in Goleta

Part of an email from the City of Goleta:

Update on Patera Fire
We are pleased to report that firefighters have stopped all forward progress on the vegetation fire burning at La Patera Ranch west of Fairview Avenue. The vegetation fire broke out just before 2:30 p.m. today, May 8. The fire is 25% contained and still estimated to be approximately 10 acres. Firefighters continue to increase containment lines around the fire and will remain on scene overnight to ensure all hot spots are out. Due to the windy conditions, the situation can change and we ask the community to stay vigilant and informed.

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