Effective August 17, 2007 8:00pm
The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Department and fire authorities have issued an EVACUATION WARNING for East Camino Cielo Road from Gibraltar Road east to the Ventura County Line including Gibraltar Reservoir and Jameson Lake.
Residents of these areas should consider what they need to take and be prepared to leave upon notice of the Sheriff’s Department, as they may not be able to come back to retrieve personal items due to potentially rapidly changing fire conditions.
An EVACUATION WARNING alerts community members in this defined area of a potential threat to life and property from an emergency incident. An evacuation order may follow as a result of the threat.
Here is a map time-stamp at 1:30am yesterday, around 22 hours before now (12:10am):
I’ve drawn a line around the evacuation area, from Gibraltar Road and Gibraltar Reservoir on the west to Jameson Reservoir on the east.
While that looks and sounds ominous, Inciweb currently also says this: “South side of the fire: Indirect line strategy should succeed by 9/7.”
Let’s hope it’s by then or sooner.
Meanwhile, here’s how that back country (much of it now burned) looked when Doug Kaye flew us over it in May 2005:
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