Santa Barbara County Fire Not Only Forces Human Evacuations; Wildlife Rescue Facility Cleared

The Holiday fire didn’t just displace thousands of people in Santa Barbara County. Ot forced the evacuation of horses, pets, and hundreds of animals from the Santa Barbara County Wildlife Care Network’s North Fairview Avenue home. The fire burned right up to the perimeter of the acreand a half facility, and singed some of the facilities, and contaminated ponds. The evacuated animals were moved to other rescue facilities in Santa Barbara County, and around the state.

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The Holiday fire didn’t just displace thousands of people in Santa Barbara County.  Ot forced the evacuation of horses, pets, and hundreds of animals from the Santa Barbara County Wildlife Care Network’s North Fairview Avenue home.

The fire burned right up to the perimeter of the acreand a half facility, and singed some of the facilities, and contaminated ponds. 

The evacuated animals were moved to other rescue facilities in Santa Barbara County, and around the state. 

Photo by Las Cumbres Observatory

Santa Barbara County astronomers have received a multi-million dollar grant to build robotic telescopes.

Goleta-based Las Cumbres Observatory known as LCO -- which has a global network of robotic telescopes -- received a nearly $5 million dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to build two more telescopes that will be located on the Canary Islands.

A destructive brush fire in Santa Barbara County is now fully contained.

Firefighters declared the Holiday Fire 100% contained Tuesday night. The fire destroyed 13 homes, and damaged three others. 15 barns and other outbuildings were also destroyed.

It’s fair time in Santa Barbara County.

The 2018 Santa Barbara County Fair kicks off its five day run in Santa Maria Wednesday. It will have everything from traditional events like livestock, crafts, and carnival rides to unusual things like a live shark show.

Two state legislators are holding a public hearing on the South Coast this week to look at wildfire prevention and recovery efforts.

Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara and Democratic State Assemblywoman Monique Limon of Santa Barbara are hosting Thursday’s hearing.

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