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US 101 Freeway reopened in Santa Barbara County after closure from brush fire

07:00  18 october  2019
07:00  18 october  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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The portion of the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara County that was blocked for two weeks by debris and Cleanup operations continue on a section of the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara County closed by mudflow in Fire in Santa Barbara County Causes Power Outages, Prompts Road Closures .

A powerful storm on Saturday caused heavy flooding in Santa Barbara County , prompting officials to shut down a portion of the 101 Freeway in the Montecito area for much of the "Many motorists have been stuck driving in flooded streets," Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Mike Eliason said.

A wind-driven 50-acre brush fire burning west of Santa Barbara on Thursday afternoon prompted evacuations and the closure of a section of the 101 Freeway.

a sign on the side of a road: The Real fire broke out Thursday afternoon near the El Capitan campground in Santa Barbara County.© California Highway Patrol The Real fire broke out Thursday afternoon near the El Capitan campground in Santa Barbara County.

The Real fire is burning east of the El Capitan campground.

Residents were ordered to evacuate about 5:30 p.m. from homes along the coast between Dos Pueblos Canyon and Gaviota, about 30 miles west of Santa Barbara. The evacuations for residents between Dos Pueblos Canyon and Winchester Canyon were lifted shortly after 7 p.m., according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

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About 10,000 people were without power in Santa Barbara County after a few small fires broke out Monday afternoon, prompting mandatory evacuations and The California Highway Patrol reopened one lane of the 101 northbound near Buellton about 8 p.m. after shutting down northbound lanes from

The freeway was expected to remain closed throughout the night. The highway was closed overnight Wednesday from Buellton to Goleta, reopening Santa Barbara County firefighters stand by for structure protection as the Scherpa Fire consumes heavy brush near Highway 101 on July 16, 2016.

All lanes of the 101 were reopened by 8:24 p.m. after the California Highway Patrol closed the freeway about 5:20 p.m. in both directions in the area of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters are facing windy conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Santa Barbara County's south coast and mountain region until 11 a.m. Friday. The area could see north winds of up to 30 mph with gusts of 50 mph.

The winds are expected to increase Thursday night and could remain through Sunday, with critical fire danger forecast for much of Santa Barbara County.

Calmer winds help fire crews fighting the Tick fire, now 25% contained .
LOS ANGELES - As firefighters continued to make progress against the Tick fire in Santa Clarita, officials said Saturday that human remains were discovered in the charred path of the fire but that they were not related to the blaze. A public works employee was combing the burn area near Sand Canyon Road and Thompson Ranch Drive about 11:30 a.m. when the remains were found, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy James Nagao. Authorities quickly determined that the death was not caused by the fire. The skeletal remains had been hidden in the canyon for at least a year.

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