Santa Cruz Island Fire at 250 Acres
Santa Cruz Island smoke from Painted Cave (Photo by Jessica)
The brush fire on Santa Cruz Island has grown to over 250 acres since Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.
The fire hit near 100 acres on Tuesday evening and continues to grow while firefighters work to gain a containment line.
Approximately 30 people were evacuated from the island on Tuesday. There are currently no injuries reported.
Update by edhat staff
First responders are working to contain a fire that broke out on Santa Cruz Island Tuesday afternoon.
After 2:30 p.m., edhat readers wrote in to report seeing smoke from various parts of Santa Barbara.
According to a spokesperson for the Channel Islands National Park, the fire has burned approximately 20 acres. There are currently no evacuations or structures threatened.
Crews are working to attack the fire by air south of the main ranch, which is land owned by The Nature Conservancy.
It's speculated that this may be related to a controlled burn of eucalyptus trees earlier this week.
Updates will be added as they become available.
Edhat readers are reporting a possible fire on Santa Cruz Island. Does anyone have more information?