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.
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.