Fire Captain Creates Emergency Notification App

Response Deck a Major Tool for Santa Barbara Engine Crews and Area Residents

Response Deck is a major tool for Santa Barbara engine crews and area residents. Read story.

On the Safety of Firefighters

Real Time Danger During the Jesusita Blaze and Human Lives vs. Expensive Homes

Real time danger during the Jesusita blaze and human lives vs. expensive homes. Read story.

Living With Fire

USGS Video on Southern California's Unique Ecology

USGS 30-minute video on Southern California's unique ecology. Read story.

Jesusita Fire Settlement Reached

Stihl Agrees to Confidential Payout for 60 Homeowners

The Stihl Corporation agrees to a confidential payout for 60 homeowners. Read story.

Vehicle Starts One-Acre Fire near Figueroa Mountain

Driver’s Catalytic Converter Ignites Dry Grass

Party guest puts wedding at the Farmhouse on hold for an hour. Read story.

White Fire Blackens Backcountry

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze

A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze Read story.

Firefighters Gain Ground on White Fire

Relief from Winds Pushes Aerial Attack into High Gear

New jet assists in closing off last edge of the White Fire. Read story.

White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Charcoals Thrown on Dry Grass May Have Started the Fire

White Fire may have been started by a careless camper who threw hot charcoals out on the grass. Read story.

TV Hill Fire Knocked Down Quickly

Potentially dangerous fire near TV Hill is doused thanks to quick response by City Fire. Read story.

Fire Near TV Hill

Firefighters getting quick hold on fire that's visible across Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tea Fire Homeowners Owed $420,000

Judge Orders City to Pay Legal Costs and Consultants' Fees

Judge orders city to pay legal costs and consultants' fees. Read story.

Fire Near Painted Cave

Wildfire Threatening Structures, Affecting Morning Traffic on Highway 154

UPDATED, NOON.: Lookout Fire is on the ropes, but firefighters work fast to beat afternoon winds. Read story.

Fire Near Refugio Road

20 Acres Burning By West Camino Cielo; 10 Engines, 2 Air Tankers, 150 People Fighting Flames

UPDATED, 8:45 p.m.: Fire held at 15 acres, crews mopping up. Read story.

Burn Victims Agree to $6 Million Settlement with Tea Garden Owner

Civil Suit Against 'Tea Fire Ten' Continues

Civil suit against “Tea Fire Ten” continues. Read story.

City to Pay Damages to Tea Fire Victims

The city must pay monetary damages to three victims of 2008’s Tea Fire who lost their homes and were prevented by the city from rebuilding because of the Conejo Slide Ordinance. Read story.

Independent Interactive:

Public Resources

    Phone Numbers:
  • Public Information Hotline
    (805) 681-5195
  • SB Evacuation Info Line
    (805) 681-5195
  • Gap Fire Information
    (805) 961-5770
  • Reverse 911 sign-up line (to allow Fire personnel to reach you)
    (805) 681-4706
  • Forest Service Tip Line
    (805) 961-5710
  • Animal Shelter Hotline
    (805) 681-4332

    Radio Stations:
  • AM Stations: KTMS-990; KZSB-1290; KUHL-1410 and KINF-1440.
  • FM Stations: KCSB-91.9; KSPE-94.5
  • (Spanish); KSYV-96.7; KTYD-99.9; KSBL-101.7; KRAZ-105.9 and KIST-107.7.

  • Santa Barbara County's Channel 20
  • City of Santa Barbara, Channel 18
  • City of Goleta at Channel 19

    Additional Info:
  • In the event of a possible evacuation due to the Gap Fire the Public Health Department wants to identify individuals with special needs who may be unable to evacuate without help and those who need medical equipment that require electricity. please call (805) 968-0462 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More