Alisal Fire 41% Contained, 3 Homes Destroyed
Santa Barbara County Fire officials are continuing to fight the Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County. The Alisal Fire is now 41% contained, fire officials reported Friday morning.
The fire has burned a total 16,901 acres. The fire broke out on Monday, Oct. 11 at around 2 p.m. in the area of West Camino Cielo and Refugio Road, directly north of Refugio State Beach.
As of Thursday evening, InciWeb reports the fire has reached 11% containment and remains at 16,801 acres. That is up from 5% containment Thursday morning.
Officials attribute the jump in containment to cooperative winds and the hard work of fire crews.
Three homes and two outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. In total, 439 buildings have been threatened by the Alisal Fire. 1,731 personnel continue to fight the fire’s spread.