Updates: 1. Thanks to the comments for pointing out the image was not correct. We apologize about it and have updated the shots.
2. We have updated to include comprehensive Google maps below to show the affected areas.
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issues for the residents in Glen Annie and La Patera Canyons by the fire and sherrif departments of Santa Barbara.
For the residents above Cathedral Oaks Road between Glenn Annie road and Fairview Anenue however its just an evacuation warning but the residents ought to be prepared to evacuate in case the sitation gets worse.
About 300 acres has been burnt in the Gap area. Firefighters are reporting that the fire is burning in a southerly direction at a slow rate of speed. The fire is burning through mature chaparral 15-20 feet tall creating flames links between 10-30 feet.
Firefighters are attacking this fire from the air, currently flying 4 retardant dropping air-tankers and 4 water dropping helicopters. Strike teams from Los Angeles and Ventura County are aiding in the fight as well crews from the city of Los Angeles.
For critical information and evacuation updates, use the following Santa Barbara County Fire link: http://www.sbcfire.com/
If you are from this area and you have critical information regarding the ground situation or any updates, let everybody know through the comments.
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