Santa Barbara County, CA

12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 19:46

THOMAS FIRE: CHANGE IN MANDATORY AND VOLUNTARY EVACUATION AREAS

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE

105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara CA 93101

(805) 568-3400 FAX (805) 568-3414

PRESS RELEASE

Date: Dec. 7, 2017

Contact:

Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center 805-696-1188 Media Line

THOMAS FIRE: CHANGE IN MANDATORY AND VOLUNTARY EVACUATION AREAS -

5 P.M.

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has issued mandatory and voluntary evacuations orders for parts of the city of Carpinteria, Summerland, and unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County effective 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7. The mandatory evacuation areas include the area of Highway 192 on the south, Highway 150 on the east, and Casitas Pass Road extending to East Camino Cielo. This area was previously under a voluntary evacuation warning area. The previous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the area of Highway 150 from Rincon Hill Road South to the 101 and included Bates Road and the area known as Rincon Point at the south end of Bates Road.

Mandatory Evacuation (Order)

  • NEW: Highway 192 on the south

  • NEW: Highway 150 on the east

  • NEW: Casitas Pass Road extending to East Camino Cielo

  • Eastside 150 from Rincon Hill Road to Highway 101

  • Bates Road

  • Camino Carreta

  • Rincon Pt Road

  • Rincon Pt. Lane

  • Buena Fortuna

If a Mandatory Evacuation (Order) is issued, you are advised to leave the area immediately. Emergency response personnel may not be able to assist you if you choose to remain. In addition, your presence in the area may hinder emergency response. The mandatory evacuation area will be patrolled by law enforcement personnel.

If residents need assistance to leave the evacuation area, please call 911

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Voluntary Evacuation (Warning)

  • NEW: The area bounded by Highway 192 on the north, Highway 101 on the south, Santa Monica Road on the east, and Ortega Ridge Road and its extension through East Valley Road and Ladera Road on the west up to East Camino Cielo

  • All areas from the 5500 block of Casitas Pass Road (Highway 192) east to the county line to include Lillingston Canyon and Cate Mesa, and all addresses north to the county line.

  • All addresses along the east side of Bailard Avenue from Highway 101.

  • All areas south of Highway 101 to the coast and east of Dump Road to include all of the Bates Road and Rincon areas.

Voluntary Evacuation (Warning) means there is a potential threat to life and property from the fire, but does not generally require leaving immediately. People in the Evacuation (Warning) Area should make preparations should a mandatory evacuation order be issued. If you live in a voluntary evacuation zone, you should be prepared to leave immediately upon receiving instructions to do so. You may receive these instructions with very little notice. People with access and functional needs should consider leaving now. Consideration of evacuating large animals now may be prudent.

Emergency Shelters:

  • UCSB Recreation Center (516 Ocean Rd., Santa Barbara). Evacuees are to enter UCSB through the main east entrance, park in parking lot 16. Staff will guide them to the Center. Directions to UCSB from Northbound Highway 101: Follow signs for US-101 north through Santa Barbara. At exit 104B, take ramp right for North CA-217 toward Santa Barbara Airport/UCSB. Road name changes to North CA-217/Ward Memorial Blvd. At the roundabout, take the first right onto Mesa Road, and left on Ocean Road. Lot 16 is on the left, across the street from the Recreation Center.

Animal Evacuations:

  • For assistance with evacuation of large animals, livestock or small pets, please call Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline at (805) 681-4332.

  • Santa Barbara Humane Society is accepting small domestic animals.

  • Earl Warren Showgrounds is accepting large animals.

Road Closures:

  • Highway 101 now open with CHP escorts and intermittent closure as necessary.

  • Hard closure: Gobernador Canyon Road from Highway 150 to Highway 192.

Emergency Alert System: It is critical that those in Santa Barbara County register to receive emergency alerts. Sign up at www.AwareAndPrepare.org.If we can't reach you, we can't alert you.

Stay Connected: For ongoing updates, go to www.CountyofSB.org,follow @countyofsb on Twitter and FaceBook, or call 2-1-1 from 805 area code, or 800-400-1572.