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#UPDATE Hollister Fire near Gaviota burns 100 acres, 40% contained

Evacuation orders will be re-evaluated at 10 a.m. Sunday
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Posted at 7:50 AM, Mar 13, 2022

UPDATE (7:30 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County Fire reports that the Hollister Fire is now 40% contained and remains at 100 acres.

Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night to work on containment.

Evacuation warning for residents living in Alegria Canyon and Agua Caliente Canyon will be lifted on Monday March 13, 2022 at 8:00 A.M.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.) - Santa Barbara County Fire says the evacuation order will go from "order" to "warning" today at 12 p.m.

Evacuation orders for a fire burning along the Gaviota coast will be re-evaluated Sunday morning.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the Hollister Fire had burned 100 acres and was 20 percent contained as of 7:30 a.m.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Alegria Canyon near Hollister Ranch and Alegria roads. Firefighters say the area is difficult to access from the ground and winds were also posing a challenge.

Aircraft were expected to resume drops Sunday morning.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reports that at least 30 homes near Alegria Canyon and Agua Caliente Canyon have been evacuated so far.

Fire officials have not said what may have sparked the blaze, but say a fire like this is not typical in March and remind people to “limit opportunities for fires to start.”

Multiple agencies from across the Central and South coasts are assisting Santa Barbara County Fire crews.