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 Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council will be holding Annual Board Director elections at the May 6, 2021 meeting. If you are interested in becoming a Director, please contact us. You can view the Fire Safe Council’s Bylaws here.