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Santa Barbara Co. Fire increases staffing due to strong winds; power shutoffs possible near Goleta

Santa Barbara County Fire to increase resources for ‘high fire season’
Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 23:09:32-04
Santa Barbara Co. Fire increases staffing due to strong winds

UPDATE (12:55 p.m.) - The City of Goleta says the area in “Noleta", between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa, is no longer under consideration for a power shut-off.

However, the area between Dos Pueblos Canyon Road and Gaviota and along Refugio Road and Highway 101 north of Goleta is still under consideration, as are areas further north.
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(11:38 a.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is increasing staffing this weekend because of what they call "critical fire weather."

Strong sundowner winds and hot, dry conditions are expected through the weekend.

The fire department will be adding additional crews and dozers through Monday morning.

Because of the strong winds, Santa Barbara County officials are warning residents in certain areas that Southern California Edison could shut off power.

According to the City of Goleta, one outage may occur between Dos Pueblos Canyon Road and Gaviota and along Refugio Road and Highway 101 north of Goleta on Friday, September 6. Another outage may occur in the "Noleta" area between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa on Saturday, September 7.

For tips on how to prepare for a power shutdown, visit ReadySBC.org.