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Firefighters early Tuesday continued to battle a wind-driven brush fire that erupted a day earlier near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County and burned quickly downhill, threatening thousands of properties and sending residents fleeing from their homes.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-25/fire-los-padres-national-forest-santa-barbara 

The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. Monday near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road in Los Padres National Forest and has exploded to 3,300 acres with no containment, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-25/fire-los-padres-national-forest-santa-barbara 

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Cave fire: Residents thought they were safe, then flames and smoke ‘began to blossom’
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The fire has exploded to 4,100 acres with no containment, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

About 600 firefighters were on scene early Tuesday battling the fire and defending homes from the advancing flames.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-25/fire-los-padres-national-forest-santa-barbara 

Fanned by erratic, 50-mph winds, the blaze grew quickly overnight and was advancing toward populated areas in the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta as well as unincorporated areas of the county.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-25/fire-los-padres-national-forest-santa-barbara 


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