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2020 High Fire Season begins across Santa Barbara County

County fire crews are on scene of a brush fire burning off Hwy 101 near Mariposa Reina along the Gaviota Coast.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - May 18 marks the beginning of the 2020 High Fire Season.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and other local jurisdictions have declared the start date for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

During High Fire Season, no open burn permits may be utilized and no further permits will be issued.

The Montecito Fire Department reminds everyone who lives and works in the area to be vigilant about fire safety.

Any burn permits that have been issued for residential burning and hazard reduction in the Montecito Fire District are suspended immediately.

Maintain vegetation clearance around structures, review and be familiar with your “Ready! Set! Go!” wildfire action plan, and be extra cautious and aware when traveling or staying in the wildland areas of the county.

For more information, visit
or view the Montecito Fire Ready! Set! Go! digital guide here.

Santa Barbara- S County / Santa Maria - North County

Genelle Padilla

Genelle Padilla is the co-anchor of KCOY 12 Central Coast News evening newscasts and co-anchor of KKFX My Fox 11 news at 10 p.m.


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