An estimated 200 homes are now under evacuation orders in northern Santa Barbara County as the result of a brush fire.
The blaze, which is now estimated to be between 150 and 200 acres, was reported at about 1:30 p.m., in the 2500 block of San Miguelito Canyon Road. The county’s reverse 911 system was used to order the evacuation of homes in the area. The evacuation zone was expanded just before 3 p.m. to include the area from San Miguelito to Olive, and G Streets.
An evacuation center has been set up at Trinity Nazarene Church.
Power lines have been reported down in the area, but it’s unclear as to whether they may have been a factor in the fire.
Light wind in the 15 mile an hour range has been reported in the fire zone.