The White Fire started Monday, May 27, 2013 at approximately 2:45 pm. Currently the fire has burned 1,984 acres. The reason for the increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. The fire is now 100% contained. Tomorrow, there will be 5 helicopters to assist as needed.
As of 6:00 pm Tuesday, residents were allowed to return to their homes. The road closure will remain in place except to residents returning to their homes and showing proof of residency.
As of today, the cost of the fire is estimated at $3.11 million.
Cooperating agencies include: US Forest Service, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara City, Carpinteria/Summerland Fire, Montecito Fire, Lompoc Fire, Santa Maria City Fire, Chumash Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue, California Highway Patrol and the American Red Cross.
Resources currently assigned to the fire include: 13 crews, 26 engines, 4 dozers, 13 water tenders, and 188 overhead.
|Date of Origin||Monday May 27th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Incident Commander||Mark Nunez|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday May 30th, 2013 approx. 04:00 PM|
Chaparral, grass, brush and oak trees
No fire behavior observed.
Crews continued to mop up hot spots identified by the helicopter infrared scan, patrol lines, backhaul trash and equipment and reinforce containment lines.
Continue reinforcing control lines and mop up on all divisions.
Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team 7 will transition the incident back to a local Type 3 organization on 6/1/13 at 6:00 am. Demobilization of excess resources is continuing.
|Wind Conditions||18 mph NW|