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GALLERY: The Loma Fire as captured by our news team in Santa Barbara

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Westside residents are asking for more information help in an emergency such as the recent Loma fire. (Photo: John Palminteri)
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A 10-acre brush fire called the Loma Fire singed a large portion of TV Hill Thursday night.

It broke out around 9 p.m. at Loma Alta Drive.

Due to the fire's proximity to neighborhoods and its high rate of spread, Santa Barbara police and sheriff's deputies evacuated hundreds of residents from their homes.

Our own newsroom was evacuated as the flames encroached on the back patio of our station. Despite that, many of our reporters used the opportunity to capture incredible pictures and video of the flames as well as the aftermath of the fire the next morning.

You can view those pictures here by clicking through our gallery. We will add more pictures as they come in. Tweets from our team can be viewed below.

Thanks to quick work by firefighters, all evacuation orders were lifted by early Friday morning and our station was able to continue broadcasting the news, mostly unscathed.

One arrest has been made in connection to the fire. Crews believe 23-year-old Victor Hernandez of Santa Barbara sparked five separate brush fires in the area Thursday evening. His bail is currently set at $2,000,000.


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