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Sherpa Fire

Unit Information

Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Goleta, CA 93117

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The Los Padres National Forest is reporting that the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County is now 100% contained. District fire patrols will continue to assess interior areas and monitor the perimeter until confident that unburned portions within the burn scar do not re-ignite if tested by wind. It could take another two weeks before full control of the fire is achieved. Much of the suppression rehabilitation work has been completed, such as stabilizing firelines and rebuilding OHV barriers and fences that were damaged by dozers and fire crews in building line. The crews have cleaned up piles of brush pushed up by bulldozers and chipping material that was cut along firelines.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday June 15th, 2016 approx. 03:15 PM
Location11 miles north of Goleta, Camino and Cielo Ridges.
Incident CommanderIC Schwarm, LPF
Coordinates34.53 latitude, -120.054 longitude

Current Situation

Size7,474 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral, tall grass and brush.