Thomas Fire Smoke Seen from Gibraltar Road

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Update by Edhat Staff
9:00 a.m., December 29, 2017

Smoke can be seen from a flare up within the Thomas Fire containment off Gibraltar Road on Friday morning.

At 8:25 a.m., Santa Barbara Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni stated, "residents can see a plume of smoke from the interior of the Thomas Fire in a deep drainage off Gibraltar Road. We're unable to get hand crews into the location of the flare-up but crews will be making their way later this morning."

A helicopter from the Santa Barbara County Air Support out of the Santa Ynez Valley will be making water drops to hold the fire in check.

The flare-up is well in the interior of the fire zone, away from the perimeter, and there is no threat of spreading, said Zaniboni. 

Smoke and aircraft will be visible most of Friday morning. 



Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
7:30 a.m., December 29, 2017

Vegetation fire near 2930 Gibraltar Road, possibly in the burn area. They were investigating a call out, it just went over the scanner.

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patrick Dec 29, 2017 10:33 AM
Thomas Fire Smoke Seen from Gibraltar Road

We saw it from the ocean. It produced quite a cloud of smoke, then seemed to dissipate. I assumed it was a backfire, but I guess I was wrong.

Roger Dec 29, 2017 08:01 AM
Thomas Fire Smoke Seen from Gibraltar Road

They are cancelling the dozers and water tenders switching freq. to tac 3 so Roger cannot report the incident...Sounds like they are waiting for the Aircraft to knock it out...Of course I think I might have that freq. somewhere...

Roger Dec 29, 2017 07:49 AM
Thomas Fire Smoke Seen from Gibraltar Road

New incident but part of the Thomas Fire cancelled Patrol 91 Crew already working the Thomas fire on it with Air Support because the area is hard to access...

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