More than three thousand firefighters continue to work to try to contain two massive brush fires burning in Santa Barbara County.
The Alamo Fire, which started July 6th near Twitchell Reservior northeast of Santa Maria, is 85% contained as of 6y p.m. Thursday, with about 29,000 acres of land burned. All mandatory evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday, but access to the area is still restricted to residents only. Highway 166 remains closed.
The Whittier Fire south of Lake Cachuma has now burned more than 12,000 acres of land, and stands at 48% containment, the same level it was at Wednesday. Highway 154 remains closed from Santa Barbara to Highway 246.