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Snow falls on Cave Fire burn area Thanksgiving morning

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 11:58:52-05

Three days after the Cave Fire erupted in the Santa Barbara front country, snow and rain is falling on the burn area.

Public information officer Mike Eliason with Santa Barbara County Fire department posted on Twitter showing the light snow that has fallen at 3,500 feet along E. Camino Cielo.

A rain storm that arrived Tuesday night helped quell the burn area and increase containment of the burn area to 40 percent by Wednesday night. The Cave Fire burned about 3,100 acres and forced hundreds to leave their homes.

All evacuation orders and warnings related to the fire and potential debris flow were lifted in time for people to be home for Thanksgiving.