One Injured in Montecito House Fire

Update by the Montecito Fire Department
6:45 p.m., January 27, 2023

Montecito Fire responded to a reported structure fire on the 900 block of Picacho Lane at 4:56 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Upon arrival, Montecito firefighters saw light smoke coming from the garage. The fire was contained to the garage and knocked down within 10 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene. Firefighters will remain at the residence monitoring the area for approximately an hour.

One adult male was taken to the hospital by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

During the emergency response, CHP closed E. Mountain Drive between Picacho Lane and Oak Creek Canyon Road.

Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the incident. The following agencies assisted in the response:

  • Montecito Fire
  • Carpinteria-Summerland Fire
  • Santa Barbara City Fire

No injuries were sustained by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Photo: Montecito Fire Department

By Bob on the Scanner
5:10 p.m., January 27, 2023

County and Montecito Fire responding to a reported structure fire on Picacho Lane, intersection of E. Mountain in Montecito (5:15p Fri).

Large response, sounds like SB City in the mix. Streets closed in the area. Unsure if people are out of the structure.


Written by BobScan

Bob is a volunteer scanner reporter for who posts breaking news heard on emergency traffic frequencies.

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