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Cave Wildfire In Santa Barbara County Fully Contained

The Cave Fire burning November 25th on San Marcos Pass

A wildfire which at one point forced thousands of evacuations in Santa Barbara County is now fully contained.

The Cave Fire started November 25th in the mountain above Santa Barbara, near East Camino Cielo.  Authorities say the 3100 acre blaze threatened more than 2,000 homes. 

But, firefighters were able to keep the flames away from houses, and none were destroyed.  It was fully contained over the weekend.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.