Ventura County Fire Dept.

Saturday winds worsen fire threat for Montecito

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A brush fire exploded on December 4 into a fierce wildfire burning just under 400 square miles from Santa Paula to the hills above Santa Barbara. Fire officials have updated evacuation maps for Ventura County and Santa Barbara County. Over 8,300 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze, with containment now at 40 percent. 

Ventura County Fire Department Facebook page

Fire crews in Southern California are expecting full control sometime Tuesday of a major brush fire that erupted just north of Ventura on Christmas.