Evacuations Ordered as Cave Fire Burns in Santa Barbara

The Cave fire continued to burn in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, November 26, prompting several road closures, school shutdowns, and evacuations, according to reports.

The fire spread overnight with the assistance of high winds and covered approximately 4,200 acres by Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli said that 600 firefighters had been sent to battle the flames, and the fire was zero percent contained late Tuesday morning.

“What’s working in our favor is we’re getting rain tonight,” Bertucelli said, referring to a winter storm that was forecast to arrive in the early hours of Wednesday.

No injuries or destroyed homes were reported at the time of writing. Credit: Joan Dudney via Storyful