H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Oct 17, 2012 1:52 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Lookout Fire burning in area of deadly 1990 wildfire

The Lookout Fire is burning in the same area where the deadly Painted Cave Fire destroyed more than 400 homes back in 1990.

It broke out on a hot, dry and windy day, just like the weather has been on the Central Coast lately.

In just three hours, the fire would burn 5,000 acres.

A 37-year-old woman was killed.

It turned out a known arsonist set the fire, but no criminal charges were ever filed.

More than $250,000,000 in property was destroyed in the Painted Cave Fire.

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