Thomas Fire Burn Scar, Alisal Burn Scar, and the Cave Fire Burn Scar areas

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) A significant storm is expected in Santa Barbara County late Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 5 with mandatory evacuations in burn areas of South Santa Barbara County. Heavy rain, strong winds and high surf are expected across the County.

Mandatory evacuation areas include vulnerable sections of the Thomas Fire Burn Scar (specific parcels, please see map), the entire Alisal Fire Burn Scar, and the vulnerable sections of the Cave Fire Burn Scar (specific parcels, please see map) and started Jan. 4 at 3 pm and will continue until it is determined safe to return home. Please refer to the following map for precise evacuation locations:


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Evacuation Shelter:

  • The South County evacuation center will be at Wake Center at 300 N Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA – please visit for evacuation center hours.
  • Large animals will be sheltered at Earl Warren Fairgrounds, for future information please call (805) 681-4332.
  • For animal evacuation information, call Santa Barbara County Animal Services at (805) 681-4332.

For updated and detailed information, please visit or call (833) 688-5551 or 211.