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One year since Loma Fire burned through TV Hill

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Friday marks one year since the Loma Fire broke out on TV Hill, burning dangerously close to the News Channel 3-12 Santa Barbara newsroom.

The fire broke out late in the evening on May 20th, 2021.

It started on the side of TV Hill at Loma Alta Drive, and high winds quickly pushed the flames to the top of the hill.

Neighbors on and around TV Hill were evacuated, including our newsroom.

The fire went on to burn about nine acres, and full containment was reached the following week.

A man was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire, and has since plead not guilty to arson charges.

For more footage of the fire from News Channel 3-12 reporters, click here.

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Lily Dallow

Lily Dallow is a digital journalist and assignment editor at News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Lily, click here.

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Lindsay Zuchelli

Lindsay Zuchelli is the Executive Producer at News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Lindsay, click here.

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