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Fire History Of Santa Barbara

One of the best ways to predict the location and behavior of future fires is by learning about historical wildfires in our area. Since the 1950s, Santa Barbara County averaged approximately one large fire per decade. However, the number of large fires within and adjacent to the County has increased substantially over the last decade. You can view an online interactive California Fire History Map showing fires dating back to 1848. This section is devoted to information regarding our rich local fire history.

The Wildfire Threat

The Wildfire Threat

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara, State of California,...

The Paint Fire 1990

The Paint Fire 1990

An afternoon sun beats down uncomfortably on Santa Barbara’s red-tile roofs...

Lynn Biddison

Lynn Biddison

Lynn Biddison looks at the wildland fire service through eyes that have seen...

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