The Lookout Fire started at approximately 7:49 a.m. on October 17, 2012. The cause is still under investigation. The fire is located off of Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road, 10 miles north of Santa Barbara. The mandatory evacuations for the Painted Cave area have been lifted for residents only as of 5 pm, October 17, 2012. The warning evacuations remain in effect for West Camino Cielo, Hidden Valley and Trout Club. The fire has the potential to grow to 100 acres.
|Cause||Downed Power Line|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday October 17th, 2012 approx. 07:49 AM|
|Location||10 miles north of Santa Barbara|
|Incident Commander||Mark Vontillow|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 18th, 2012 approx. 05:00 PM|
There was no spread of the fire today.
All evacuation notices have been lifted.
The fire area will not be staffed tonight.
Since the fire is 100% contained, this will be the last update on Inciweb.