McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

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Photo: Mike Eliason / SBCFD

Update by edhat staff
8:30 a.m., September 14, 2019
 
The McMurray Fire is now 100% contained as of 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters anticipate the fire to be 100% controlled by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The fire remains at 200 acres.

Update by edhat staff
1:20 p.m., September 13, 2019
 

Incident command is currently reporting the McMurray fire is 85% contained, with 100% anticipated by 8:00 AM Saturday. 

Firefighters are pulling 15k feet of used hose off the incident today.


Update by edhat staff
9:00 a.m., September 12, 2019
 
The McMurray fire is 75% contained as of Thursday morning.  The fire is holding at 200 acres and a demobilization of resources is underway, according to Captain Daniel Bertucelli.

Update by edhat staff
9:00 a.m., September 11, 2019
 

The McMurray Fire in Buellton is 60% contained and holding at 200 acres according to the firefighter briefing Wednesday morning.

There will be 100 firefighters on scene today reinforcing the line and mopping up hot spots. One firefighter sustained an eye injury, but he has been treated and returned to work, said Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli.

All lanes of Highway 101 in the area are now open in both directions.


Update by edhat staff
9:00 a.m., September 10, 2019

The McMurray Fire in Buellton is 30% contained and holding at 200 acres according to the firefighter briefing Tuesday morning.

Favorable overnight weather and hard work increased the containment percentage, according to Mike Eliason with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Helicopters will be making water drops and 200 firefighters are assigned as wind and temperatures will rise again this evening.

The number two lane on Highway 101 northbound from SR-246 to SR-154 is closed due to fire activity. It's expected to reopen at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Update by edhat staff
7:45 p.m., September 9, 2019

The Buellton brush fire, named the McMurray Incident, is 20% contained at 200 acres. 

All evacuations have been lifted as of 8:00 p.m.

CHP  has opened the number one lane on Highway 101 northbound from SR-246 to 154.

Approximately 10,000 people were without power as of 5:25 p.m. PG&E crews have been on site to coordinate with customers. 


Update by edhat staff
4:00 p.m., September 9, 2019

Mandatory Evacuations have been issued for the areas East of Hwy 101, North of Croft Lane/Ballard Rd, West of Ballard Cyn Rd, South of Hwy 154. 

600 firefighters are on scene. The fire is burning southeast from the area of origin, about a mile north of the Buellton area on Highway 101

California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 101 northbound from SR-246 to SR-154 due to the fires.


Update by edhat staff
4:00 p.m., September 9, 2019

Santa Barbara County firefighters are responding to fast-moving brush fires off McMurray Road in Buellton.

The call came in around 3:18 p.m. and it currently appears to be four separate fires burning north of Buellton.

Incident Command is reporting a potential of 700 acres. Multiple air tankers and aircraft are en route.

Edhat reader Tyler shares video of the fire and air tankers making drops.


By Roger the Scanner Guy
3:21 p.m., September 9, 2019

Grass fires off Highway 101 northbound at the SR-246 offramp. It's a full SB County Fire Department response.

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a-1569141278 Sep 10, 2019 09:33 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Some great pix here as well https://syvnews.com/news/local/mcmurray-fire-near-buellton-reaches-containment/article_20786292-22ad-500e-a181-762c382cc16e.html

tagdes Sep 09, 2019 08:00 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

As of 7:45 the fire had grown to 200 acres ( the 700 number earlier was the potential ) and at 8:00 pm evacuation orders canceled.

tagdes Sep 09, 2019 08:09 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Releasing more units and bedding down for the night at Riverview Park. Ya'll can chillax.

a-1569141278 Sep 09, 2019 07:33 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

From S.B. County: "Animal Evacuation Shelter locations open for the McMurray Fire. Large animals taken to the Elks Unocal event center at 4040 US 101. Small animals taken to the Santa Maria Animal Center at 548 W. Foster Rd in Santa Maria. The Animal Services Hotline is 805-681-4332."

a-1569141278 Sep 09, 2019 07:31 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

This women relays information during emergencies: https://twitter.com/BakersRelay

winter Sep 09, 2019 06:25 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Why is channel 3...doing slow coverage... They should be on, live...for the next few hours.....

a-1569141278 Sep 09, 2019 06:08 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Horses, urgent request to save them: https://twitter.com/hashtag/McMurrayFire?src=hash

catwrangler Sep 09, 2019 05:53 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

CALICHRIS10 - Stay put. The roads will be heavy with commuter traffic but you won't get trapped in Solvang. Buellton is miles away. They said power should be back on at 7:45pm for Solvang so go get some ice cream but don't worry about it. It will be much safer to leave later than when everyone is trying to get home after work.

CaliChris10 Sep 09, 2019 04:45 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

I am staying in Solvang. Obviously we have no power. Can’t get much info. Should we leave??? So stressed. Went through the Thomas fire :(

PitMix Sep 16, 2019 10:48 AM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

I do thank Edhat for providing this public service and have only posted multiple comments once. Not hard to figure out.

a-1569141278 Sep 09, 2019 05:57 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Yes. For multiple posts you can thank Edhat system, which will lag big time on "send" for a comment and then those who don't know, try to send again and again.

Roger Sep 09, 2019 05:44 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

There are more engines responding I would think they are trying to stop the foward progress I don't know if it is worse Northbound 101 is closed. I'm just thinking what happened back in 1990 the fire came down the hill and split Goleta and Santa Barbara or Noleta If you want to go, go...but if the SB was to close where would you go to another Hotel North bound...I would just kick back but if you fear being trapped maybe you should go.

CaliChris10 Sep 09, 2019 05:18 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Roger, we are at a hotel and live in Ojai. Is it getting worse? I just fear being trapped here.

MT Sep 09, 2019 04:56 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Mandatory evac between 101 and Ballard Canyon Rd, North of Croft Lane/Ballard Rd, south of 154. You’re close, stay alert.

SBSBSBSBSBsb Sep 09, 2019 04:13 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

Why would they turn the power off to the casino? If they do that they need to shut down noleta too.

a-1569141278 Sep 09, 2019 04:08 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

PG&E, right? Not Edison over there. Is power being turned off in Solvang and Santa Ynez, and the Casino?

LadyLove3816 Sep 09, 2019 04:08 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

I’m in Buellton and power went out, heard due to lines arcing. Then heard fire near Jonata Park rd with PG&E estimated resolution time of 6:45 pm and 728 residents affected. It’s 4:05 and our power seems to have just started to come back on.. *knock on wood* have not heard anything about 101/154 fire yet however I did just hear a series of sirens pass by my house on the 246...Hoping things will settle down.

Roger Sep 09, 2019 03:43 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

2 Locations one taken off the board Highway 101 NB at 246m &154 the other is out I'm assuming.

Roger Sep 09, 2019 03:25 PM
McMurray Fire Now 100% Contained

513...Engines 30, 32, 18, 24, Copter 308 Dozer 12, Lompoc551, numerous Reporting parties

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