Firefighters are making significant progress on Cave Fire, which broke out Monday off Highway 154 in the hills above Santa Barbara.
As of Sunday morning, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported the fire has reached 90 percent containment and had burned 3,126 acres.
The fire department says there are currently 54 firefighters working to reach full containment, which they expect to reach on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Caltrans says Highway 154 is expected to reopen on Monday if the weather permits.
#CaveFire UPDATE. No change in acreage. 90% containment. 54 personnel on scene.— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) December 1, 2019
#CaveFire UPDATE. 3126 Acres, 85%containment, 50 FF’s working to line area and mop up smokes in area with difficult access. CalTrans hopes to have 154 open by Monday. If weather permits containment full by this weekend. If rain, possibly Dec 13th. @EliasonMike @LosPadresNF— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) November 30, 2019
#CaveFire UPDATE if weather permits, full containment by Dec 4th, if weather does not permit Dec 13th.@LosPadresNF @EliasonMike— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) November 30, 2019