According to Santa Barbara County Fire, firefighters have remained on the scene around the clock since the fire was first reported, applying over 100,000 gallons of water daily, and using bulldozers and an excavator to insure surrounding vegetation does not ignite.
Overhaul and mop-up operations are expected to continue for the next 48 to 96 hours detail Santa Barbara County Fire.
In the initial article about the incident, the cause of the fire was and remains a 15-year-old vegetation dump site with compressed trimmed brush piled up to 30 feet in some areas.
Below is a series of tweets about the persistent issue from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Public Information Officer Cpt. Scott Safechuck.
Mail Incident Update: Fire still smolders. SBC firefighters on scene 24/7 since Aug 7, applying 100k+ gallons daily, using bulldozers & excavator to insure that it does not spread to the surrounding vegetation. Overhaul and mop-up operations continue for the next 48-96 hrs. pic.twitter.com/6Cfc41xJoQ— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) August 10, 2023