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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Alisal Fire: Firefighters make progress corroding large wildfires

SANTA BARBARA – Firefighters reported significant progress Friday in extinguishing wildfires in the coastal mountains of Southern California.

The Alisal fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains, west of Santa Barbara, expanded to just 26.4 square miles (68 square kilometers) since Thursday morning and fire containment increased to 41% from 5% 24 hours earlier.

Improved conditions allowed officials Thursday evening to reopen US 101, the area’s main highway, and a rail line running next to the highway. They were closed since Monday.

In its first damage report, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said that more than 400 structures were at risk from fire, with three homes and two outbuildings destroyed.

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon during strong winds and quickly spread across the mountain range, forcing highways and railroads down to the beach.

Since then firefighting weather has improved significantly, allowing airplanes and helicopters to use fire retardants and bombardments with water. The firefighting ground force has grown to over 1,700 firefighters.

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Elsewhere in California, high winds and low humidity raised a red flag warning for extreme fire danger in adjacent Ventura and Los Angeles County, but the rest of the state was exempt from serious fire hazard warnings.

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