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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday May 28th, 2013 :: 11:13 a.m. PDT

White Fire Update and Location Map - 10:00am, Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Fire Service has provided the following update on the White Fire:

The fog is lifting in the area around the White Fire. The NWS forecasts have the wind picking up similar to Monday's wind weather. The White Fire has been burning in an easterly direction and is not considered by Fire Service officials as a threat to residents on the south coast.

The actual perimeter of the White Fire remains well within the Los Padres National Forest (see attached map). The western boundary is north/northeast of San Marcos School and the Los Prietos Campground. The southern boundary is north of both Paradise Road and the Santa Ynez River. The northern boundary is up near the Upper Oso Campground. The eastern boundary is just west of the Santa Ynez Campground.

Firefighters are currently holding lines along the fire perimeter and establishing stronger lines as well. No additional resources have been requested at this time. There is a request for a hoist-capable helicopter for firefighter rescue operations if needed.

The fire is being managed by a USFS Incident Management Team, with all Op Area Fire Departments and CALFIRE are in a supporting role. This fire is not currently threatening the south coast or the city of Santa Barbara. If this fire turns toward the south coast, SB County and CALFIRE will enter in unified command and the county EOC will be activated.

This afternoon, the Incident Command will be relocating to the Live Oak Campground near Cachuma Lake. The next fire briefing will be held there at 6:00pm. Residents should expect heavy traffic of fire apparatus along the Hwy 154 corridor, and are asked to take alternate routes if possible.

The following objectives were provided by the Incident Management Team:

- Ensure the safety of the public and incident personnel.

- Protect structures in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area.

- Provide timely and accurate fire information to the public and cooperators.

- Protect threatened and endangered species.

Santa Barbara County OEM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-681-5526

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