Posted 7:30 PM 10/17/2012 : Evacuation order lifted for those affected by Lookout Fire
The evacuation order has been lifted for those affected by the Lookout fire.
Red Cross will now be closing the evacuation point located at the Wake Center at 300 North Turnpike.
The fire broke out around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Painted Cave Area, just north of Santa Barbara.
Posted 4:47 PM 10/17/2012 : Residents evacuated due to Lookout Fire can return home at 5 p.m.
People who were ordered to evacuate their homes due to the Lookout Fire Wednesday will be allowed to return home at 5 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced. Anyone who does not live in that area is asked to stay out.
The fire department expects to keep about 150 fire
Posted 3:58 PM 10/17/2012 : Sheriff's deputies to patrol evacuation zones in Lookout Fire
The Painted Cave area is still under a mandatory evacuation order due to the Lookout Fire. The Trout Club and Hidden Valley Communities are under an evacuation warning.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies say they will aggressively patrol the evacuation areas. Those found to be in the
Posted 3:42 PM 10/17/2012 : Lookout Fire now 45 percent contained
According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the Lookout Fire burning in the Painted Cave area is now 45 percent contained. There are 300 fire personnel on scene.
Watch KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. for team coverage of the fire.
Posted 2:17 PM 10/17/2012 : 40 structures evacuated, another 60 threatened in Lookout Fire
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management released an advisory Wednesday stating 40 structures have been evacuated and another 60 structures are at risk because of the Lookout Fire.
They're currently reporting the fire is 10% contained, and around 25 acres have burned.
Posted 12:51 PM 10/17/2012 : 1 firefighter injured in Lookout Fire, winds remain top concern
The Santa Barbara County Fire department says expected afternoon winds are the biggest concern as firefighters battle the 15-acre Lookout Fire between Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road. The fire is burning along the top of a slope in a rocky area, where there is a lack of fuel due to defensible
Posted 12:26 PM 10/17/2012 : Evacuation location set up for large animals as the Lookout Fire burns
Santa Barbara County Animal Service is on standby status as fire fighter's battle the Lookout Fire in the Painted Cave area.
Right now, there is one evacuation location at the Earl Warren Show Grounds on the 3400 block of Calle Real in Santa Barbara. According to a grounds official, they
Posted 11:43 AM 10/17/2012 : American Red Cross opens evacuation point for Lookout Fire
The American Red Cross is opening an evacuation point for residents evacuated by the Lookout Fire. The location is 300 North Turnpike in Goleta. The evacuation point has snacks and beverages as well as continuous updates on the fire's status.
The Red Cross has released the following safety
Posted 11:18 AM 10/17/2012 : MAP: Lookout Fire evacuation zone
According to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services, more than 100 homes remain under a mandatory evacuation order as fire crews battle the so-called Lookout Fire in the Painted Cave area.
Kinevan Road is the western boundary of the evacuation zone. Painted Cave Road is at
Posted 10:52 AM 10/17/2012 : 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.
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