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Cave Fire

Unit Information

Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
6750 Navigator Way
Goleta, CA 93117

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Incident Contact

Cave Fire Call Center
Phone: (833) 688-5551
Hours: Open 24 hours

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday November 25th, 2019 approx. 04:15 PM
LocationLos Padres NF, Santa Barbara Ranger District, Highway 154 at Painted Cave Rd
Incident CommanderSalty Hoffman, USFS Type 4 Incident Command
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates34.514 latitude, -119.793 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel38
Size3,126 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday December 14th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Chaparral, Brush and Tall Grass

Significant Events

The Cave Fire is 90% contained, however there are hot spots within the perimeter of the fire due to old growth. Rain hasn't penetrated the canopy where the duff is burning in the old growth.


Projected Incident Activity

Crews will continue to re-enforce the containment line and continue mop-up efforts. Suppression repair.


The Los Padres National Forest is currently closed recreational shooting.

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