Forward Progess of La Patera Fire Halted in Goleta
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.
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