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US "Cave Fire" explodes in California mountains, threatens homes

17:30  26 november  2019
17:30  26 november  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road in Los Padres National Forest “As this fire gets pushed down canyon, it’s going to start getting closer to homes ,” Eliason said. Winds were expected to increase, especially at higher elevations, until about 1 a.m., with some areas of the Santa Ynez Mountains expected to Get our Essential California newsletter.

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A wind-driven brushfire that erupted in the Los Padres National Forest in mountains above Santa Barbara Monday quickly grew to more than 3,300 acres, reports CBS Santa Maria, California affiliate KCOY-TV. Smoke and flames from the "Cave Fire" were visible from Santa Barbara.

The Associated Press said the blaze was threatening homes near the town of Goleta, north of Santa Barbara. A fire in the coastal city destroyed 13 homes last year. a fire truck is parked on the side of a road: cave-fire-in-hills-above-santa-barbara-112519.jpg © KCOY-TV cave-fire-in-hills-above-santa-barbara-112519.jpg

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The Painted Cave Fire was a devastating wildfire that burned in the Santa Ynez Mountains and the city of Santa Barbara, within Santa Barbara County, California . The fire, which began near Painted Cave, was intentionally set near at the intersection of Highway 154 (San Marcos Pass Road)

Thousands in Southern California are ordered to evacuate after Cave Fire explodes across 3,000 acres, threatening homes in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County declared a local emergency due to a Cave Fire that started burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains along Highway 154 on Monday

Emergency alerts were sent out to mobile devices and reverse 911 calls were issued to residents in the area of the flames, KCOY said.

CBS Los Angeles tweeted an update early Tuesday:

KCOY said it was zero percent contained.

a fire truck is parked on the side of a road: © Provided by CBS News "Cave Fire" in mountains above Santa Barbara on November 25, 2019 The AP said the fire was burning through dry, brushy canyons and ridges. Winds were clocked at 30 mph and forecasts called for occasional 60 to 70 mph gusts into Tuesday morning, but rain was expected later in the day.

At least one structure might have caught fire, KCOY said.

Local agencies filled social media with views of the fire:

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