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UPDATE: Alisal Fire 97% contained, burns 17,281

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 09:49:36-04

Fire officials say the Alisal Fire is 97% contained as of Tuesday night.

The fire has burned 17,281 acres.

Currently, 482 fire personnel are on the scene.
Santa Barbara County Fire officials and other fire crews are nearing full containment of the Alisal Fire.

The fire broke out more than a week ago on Monday, Oct. 11 near Refugio State Beach.

As of Tuesday morning, fire officials report the fire has reached 93% containment and the number of acres burned remains at 17,254.

When the fire first broke out evacuation orders and warnings were put in place for nearby areas. Those were lifted nearly a week later on Sunday.

Highway 101 along the Gaviota Coast and the railway were closed for about four days while crews made repairs to the damages done by the fire.

As of Tuesday, there are still 969 fire personnel working to get this fire fully contained.

Fire officials say they are still working to determine the cause of the fire.