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UPDATE: Alisal Fire containment at 93%, acres burned remains at 17,254

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 09:59:44-04

UPDATE: 6:59 a.m. - On Tuesday morning, fire officials reported the Alisal Fire has reached 93% containment.

The fire's acreage remains at 17,254 acres, or about 27 square miles.

969 personnel remain assigned to the fire.

The fire's cause is still under investigation.

(10/18/21) 9:54 p.m. - Santa Barbara County Fire officials report containment on the Alisal Fire is now at 87% as of Monday night.

The fire broke out one week ago along the Gaviota Coast.

The number of acres the fire has burned did not increase Monday night.

There is 969 fire personnel on scene.
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(10/18/21) 9:26 a.m. - After one week of the fire fight against the Alisal Fire, fire officials reach 80% containment.

The fire broke out on Monday, Oct. 11 at around 2 p.m. near Refugio State Beach.

As of Monday morning, fire officials report the fire is 80% contained and burned 17,254 acres.

There are 1,304 fire personnel working to contain the blaze.

All evacuation warnings and orders near the fire are canceled.

According to fire officials, Gaviota, Refugio, and El Capitan State Beaches/Campgrounds will remain closed until October 24 while firefighting personnel utilizes them for staging, housing, and access.

To stay up to date on current evacuation orders and warnings, visit this website.