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UPDATE: Alisal Fire evacuation and shelter-in-place orders canceled

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 18:20:44-04

UPDATE (3:19 p.m.) - The evacuation and shelter-in-place orders issued for the Alisal Fire burn scar area due to Monday's rain storm have been canceled, according to county officials.

Refugio Road is currently open to residents only.

UPDATE (12:06 a.m.) - Officials have lifted the flash flood warning for the Alisal Fire burn scar area.

The National Weather Service shared the update via Twitter at 11:23 a.m., saying that there is no longer an immediate threat of significant damaging debris flows.

Santa Barbara County officials told KSBY that the shelter in place and evacuation orders remain in place while crews assess safety and roadway conditions.

Officials expect scattered showers to continue into the early afternoon.

(9:25 a.m.) - Santa Barbara County officials have issued a shelter in place order for those in the Alisal Fire burn scar area.

Residents were previously told to evacuate the area after evacuation warnings were upgraded to orders over the weekend.

On Monday morning, officials say weather conditions no longer allow residents to safely leave.

People are advised to stay inside the innermost room of their home or to head to higher ground, such as a second floor.

This story has been updated to reflect that the Shelter in Place and Evacuation orders remain in place. Previously, officials with the Santa Barbara County Joint Information Command Center told KSBY the Shelter in Place order had been lifted.