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Remember Santa Barbara County's "Cave" Brush Fire? It's Finally Declared Out

Santa Barbara County's Cave wildfire was officially declared out Monday 1/27.

It was a South Coast brush fire which forced thousands of evacuations last November. But, up until Monday, it wasn’t officially declared out. The Cave Fire started on November 25th, and burned more than 3100 acres of land in the mountains and foothills above Santa Barbara and Goleta.

It forced thousands of evacuations, but firefighters were able to stop the blaze from burning any homes.

It was contained December 19th. Monday, Los Padres National Forest officials declared it out. The declaration came after no flames, smoke, or hot spots were observed during the last 30 days.

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. 
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