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Cave Fire: Wind-driven blaze burning above Santa Barbara prompts evacuations

November 26, 2019

The blaze started around 4 p.m. off Highway 154, along East Camino Cielo near Painted Cave in the Los Padres National Forest. So far, the blaze, dubbed the Cave Fire, has burned 3,300 acres. Containment is at 0%. Mandatory evacuations have been issued, with boundaries expanded from Ontare Road to Fairview Avenue north of Cathedral Oaks, according to Santa Barbara city officials.