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Gibraltar (Wildfire)

The Gibraltar Fire was reported at approximately at 5:16 am on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The fire is located between Montecito Peak and Cold Springs Saddle. Currently there are 35 engines, 3 dozers, 2 patrols, 4 hand crews, 2 water tenders, air attack, 5 helicopters and 6 air tankers on scene. Equipment that is on order include; 10 Los Padres engines, 5 strike teams of engines (which equals 25 engines), 4 dozers, 4 water tenders, 4 helicopters and 4 hand crews. The Los Padres National Forest is in unified command with Santa Barbara County and Montecito Fire.Road closures include: East Camino Cielo at Painted Cave Road and Gibraltar Road and W. Mountain Drive at Gibraltar Road. Evacuation warnings have been issued by Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management for zones 2, 3, 4 and 5 (See attached map). This includes areas north of Highway 192, east of Coyote Road, west of Buena Vista Road and south of East Camino Cielo. The fire is currently between 3 to 5 miles from…

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