That’s an improvement from Friday morning’s
41%. The fire has burned about
17,200 acres since it started Monday afternoon
, 根据 InciWeb
, a US clearinghouse for wildfire information
The closed portions of the highway and the railroad have since reopened.
The flames earlier this week also neared but missed the Santa Barbara area’s famed Reagan Ranch
, known as the Western White House during the Ronald Reagan administration
The majority of the fire’s recent growth has been on the western flank, toward the oceanside community of Gaviota, according to InciWeb. High temperatures and low humidity have contributed to the growth, 它说.
California has had a devastating wildfire season that has been exacerbated by the climate crisis
, which has been creating ideal weather conditions for fires to spark and expand
. Extreme drought conditions in the area have made extinguishing fires harder
多于 1,700 firefighters are working on the Alisal Fire
, which started Monday afternoon and was pushed by winds over a summit and across Highway
101. The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately known