Firefighters are continuing to make big progress in efforts to stop the Whittier brush fire, which has been burning since July 8th in Santa Barbara County.
Containment is up to 78% on the 18,000 acre blaze, which has shown very little growth since last weekend.
More than 1200 firefighters are still involved in working on the fire, but that’s down from around 2,000 at the fire’s peak. Some have been shifted to other fires in the state, while others have returned home.
Firefighters have said they hope to have total containment by the end of the month.