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Alisal Fire

Unit Information

Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464

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Incident Contact

Los Padrers National Forest Supervisor's Office
Phone: 805-448-6487

Alisal Fire Update for Saturday, October 23, 2021

Alisal Fire Wildfire
News – 10/23/2021

16,962 Acres | 97% Containment | 289 Total Personnel 
          
Yesterday
Crews monitored isolated pockets for potential holdover heat and continued suppression repair in areas identified by Resource Advisors.
 
Today
Resources will contain, mop-up and backhaul equipment across all divisions. Crews continue suppression repair. In areas of continued suppression, crews will maintain the fire perimeter and suppress any areas threatening the perimeter.
 
Weather
Cooler weather and moister conditions are forecasted today with northerly winds gusting up to 40 mph. Rain develops Sunday and Monday, with light rain arriving Sunday and heavier rain falling Sunday evening and Monday. Expect rainfall totals of one to two inches and the potential for minor mud and debris flows.  
 
Closures
Los Padres National Forest issued a closure of the Santa Barbara Ranger District in the area surrounding the fire. The closure expires Nov. 19, 2021. A map highlighting the closed area is at www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
 
Post-Fire Assessment
The U.S. Forest Service’s Burned Area Emergency Responses (BAER) Team and CAL FIRE's Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT) continue assessments. BAER members are now evaluating soil burn severity. With those scientific results, WERT scientists can identify hazards and make recommendations to mitigate and prepare for any future flooding, post-fire debris flows and landslides. Emergency managers will then use the science to warn the public of danger and direct them to safety. 
 
Evacuations
Santa Barbara County issued a Burn Area Evacuation Warning, Oct. 22, for west of Las Flores Canyon, east of Mariposa Reina, south of West Camino Cielo, and down to the ocean, due to potential debris flow. Residents should be prepared to leave.
 
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