A brush fire is burning in the foothills above Montecito, prompting some evacuations.
The fire was spotted around 12:15 this afternoon, near the top of Cold Springs Trail. The blaze is reported to be about five acres, but there is little wind, so it’s spreading slowly.
The Montecito Fire Protection District says mandatory evacuations have been ordered north of Mountain Drive is some specific areas, including East of Cold Springs, West of San Ysidro Road including San Ysidro Lane, north of Hot Springs Lane, and West of Park Lane West.
People are being advised, but not ordered to evacuate East of San Ysidro Road, East of San Ysidro Lane, East of Park Lane West, West of Buena Vista.