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Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are recovering today from injuries they received while trying to capture a burglary suspect.

A wrong way driver on Highway 101 on the South Coast caused a six vehicle accident, but fortunately no one was seriously injured.

It happened just after 8 last night, on the 101 in downtown Santa Barbara. The CHP received multiple calls of a car headed northbound on the southbound lanes of the freeway. By the time officers reached the scene, multiple vehicles had been involved in an accident. Investigators say some motorists served to avoid the oncoming car, before the wrong way driver smashed head on into a car. Everyone escaped without serious injury.

(Photo by Mike Eliason-Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

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Santa Barbara County’s Rey Fire continued to grow over the weekend, passing the 23,000 acre mark.

The fire is burning deeper into wilderness areas northeast of the Santa Ynez Valley, moving into some areas which haven’t burned in recorded history.

It’s now 20% contained. More than 1200 firefighters are now battling the blaze, which started last Thursday.

“805” has become synonymous with the South and Central Coast. However, it appears a new area code is coming to the region.

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The fast-moving brush fire burning in the Los Padres National Forest of Santa Barbara County has almost doubled in size within 24 hours. Officials say the Rey Fire has now scorched nearly 19,000 acres of land, and containment remains at just 10%.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, SB County Fire Department)

The Rey brush fire in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County continues to grow, with the latest figures showing more than 13,000 acres has been burned.

The fire is now 10% contained.  More than 500 firefighters aided by helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are battling the blaze, which is burning in rugged mountains off of Paradise Road in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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A wildfire burning in the Los Padres National Forest of Santa Barbara County has quickly grown to nearly 11,000 acres, and containment has dropped to just 10%.

Mike Eliason of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said 500 firefighters are working to control the Rey Fire, but it’s not easy.

Ventura County has confirmed its first case of Zika virus.

Ventura County Public Health officials say the virus was confirmed with a female who’s not suspected of being pregnant. Officials say the symptoms were mild, and the woman didn’t need to be admitted to a hospital.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, SBCFD)

A brush fire in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County has grown to 2700 acres.

The Rey fire broke out at around 3 p.m. Thursday near the White Rock Picnic Area, off of Paradise Road. It's in a rugged backcountry area of the Santa Ynez Valley. A number of campers were evacuated from the area, and evacuation orders were issued for some of the scattered homes, and ranches. No structures have been reported damaged, with the fire 20% contained.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A brush fire in the Los Padres National Forest, in the back country of the Santa Ynez Valley that prompted hundreds of evacuations Thursday is now 20% contained.

The Rey fire broke out at around 3 p.m. near the White Rock Picnic Area, off of Paradise Road. The huge cloud of smoke from the 600 acre blaze was visible from the Santa Barbara area, as well as Solvang and Santa Ynez.

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