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Whittier Fire

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

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Portions of the Whittier Fire

Whittier Fire Wildfire
Closures – 7/17/2017

July 17, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Evacuation Status Changes

GOLETA, Calif, - Firefighters are making progress battling the Whittier Fire. The threat level on the east side of the fire has been reduced significantly. With conditions improving, the changes listed below are effective immediately.

The following Evacuation Warning has been lifted:

  • Paradise Road is open

The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted:

  • West Camino Cielo is open to the Winchester Gun Club, including Kinevan Road

  • Rosario Park, all of Stagecoach Road and Cold Springs are open

The following Evacuation Warning remains valid:

  • Cachuma Village

The following Evacuation Orders remain valid:

  • West Camino Cielo from the Winchester Gun Club to Refugio Road

  • Calle Real north to West Camino Cielo, from Winchester Canyon Road on the east to El Capitan Ranch Road on the west. This includes all roads and trails within the area of the order

Fire restrictions have been implemented and a Forest Closure Order is in effect in the area of the fire. For more specific information go to Los Padres Forest website Alerts and Notices or call the Los Padres National Forest at (805) 968-6640.

Please be aware that firefighters and fire equipment are working in the area. Drive with caution and be mindful of the possibility of encountering oncoming traffic on narrow, winding roads.

The Whittier Fire will continue to smolder for some time. These “smokers” are well inside the perimeter of the burn and do not pose a threat to the fireline.

Area residents who need assistance returning large animals to their properties are requested to call the Animal Services Hotline: (805) 681-4332.


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