Two engines from Montecito are part of the team fighting the massive Dixie Fire in Northern California.
Montecito Fire Department said in a tweet that a Type 1 engine and a Type 3 wildland engine have been deployed to the Dixie Fire.
Currently, the firefighters are mopping up, patrolling for hot spots and clearing brush to slow the blaze.
The Montecito firefighters are part of the nearly 6,000 personnel fighting the Dixie Fire. The fire has grown to 487,764 acres, officials reported on Tuesday morning.
1/3 Montecito Firefighters continue their hard work at the #DixieFire. One of our Type 1 engines was deployed to the #DixieFire last Friday & the crew on our Type 3 wildland engine has been assigned to the incident since July 27. pic.twitter.com/VYbWclwMat— Montecito Fire (@montecitofire) August 9, 2021
CAL FIRE says the Dixie Fire has been burning since July 14.
Montecito Fire Department says that local fire departments are currently fully staffed and equipped for incidents in Montecito.