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Thomas Fire: Closures and Evacuations

VENTURA (CBSLA) – Now in its 16th day, the Thomas Fire has burned 271,750 acres as of Tuesday and is 50 percent contained. It continues to threaten seaside communities in Santa Barbara County. Here is the latest closure and evacuation information.

Mandatory Evacuations:

Santa Barbara County

-- Montecito and Summerland area north of Alameda Padre Sierra/South Salinas Street and Highway 101, south of State Route 192, east of Mission Canyon Road, and west of Hot Springs/Summit Road (STB 1, 7, 8 & MTO 8, 9).
-- The area east of Ladera Lane, south of East Camino Cielo, north/northeast of State Route 192 and west of Cravens Lane (CRP 1, 2).
-- The area east of Hwy 154 to Jesusita Lane and north of State Route 192 to East Camino Cielo (SBC 13, 14).
-- The area north of State Route 192, south of East Camino Cielo, East of San Roque/Jesusita Lane and West of Ladera Lane (SBC 15, 16 & MTO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

Ventura County:

-- Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

Voluntary Evacuations:

Santa Barbara County

-- The area north of Highway 101, south of State Route 192, west of Toro Canyon Road, and east of Olive Mill Road/Hot Springs Road (MTO 10, 11 & CRP 7, 8).
-- The area north of State Street/Constance Avenue/Garden Street/E. Los Olivos Street, west of Mission Canyon Road/Los Olivos Street, south of State Route 192, and east of Old Mill Road/Stage Coach Road (SBC 24, 25 & STB 22, 23, 24).
-- The area south of State Street, west of S. Hope Avenue, east of Modoc Road at Las Palmas Drive, and north of Modoc Road at Calle De Los Amigos (SBC 24, 25).
-- Painted Cave community includes the area north of Hwy 154 and south of East Camino Cielo along Painted Cave (SBC 90).
-- East of N Patterson Avenue at La Josa Road, north of Cathedral Oaks Road, west of Hwy 154, and south of the intersection of Highway 154 and N. San Marcos Road (near top of San Marcos Pass). -- Portions of N. San Marcos Rd S/B from Hwy 154/Painted Cave are not in a voluntary zone (SBC 12).

Other Notices:

Santa Barbara: The following locations will be distributing food from Monday, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec 22 to anyone who asks for assistance. There is no paperwork involved.

-- Foodbank warehouse, from 1 pm to 3 pm at 4554 Hollister Ave., 93110 (next to Page Youth Center)
-- Foodbank offices, from 12 pm to 2 pm at 1525 State St., 93101
-- Franklin Neighborhood Center, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm at 1136 E. Montecito St., 93103
-- Westside Boys & Girls Club, from 12 pm to 2 pm at 602 W. Anapamu St., 93101
-- Saint Joseph Church, from 12 pm to 2 pm at 1500 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, 93013
-- THURS DEC 21 ONLY: Isla Vista Youth Projects from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at 970 Embarcadero del Mar, 93117
-- THURS DEC 21 ONLY: Catholic Charities beginning at 3 pm at St. Mark's Parish, 6550 Picasso Rd, 93117

-- Distribution and Donation Center: 193 Junipero Street in Ventura, Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is accepting donations and distributing N95 masks, clothing, hygiene products, water, some food products.

Road Closures:

Santa Barbara County:

State Route 192 Closures:

State Route 192 at Cravens Lane
State Route 192 Toro Canyon Road (Lower)
State Route 192 Toro Canyon Road (Upper)
State Route 192 at Duncan
State Route 192 at La Cumbre
State Route 192 at Cieneguitas
State Route 192 at Mission Canyon/Tomoe Road
State Route 192 at Mission Canyon Fire House
State Route 192 at La Mirada
State Route 192 at Nidever
State Route 192 at Ladera Lane
State Route 192 at Ortega Ridge Road
State Route 192 at Sheffield Drive
State Route 192 at Lilac Drive
State Route 192 at Park Lane
State Route 192 at San Ysidro Road
State Route 192 at Hot Springs Road

Surface Street Closures:

Hot Springs at E. Pepper Lane
Hot Springs at School House Road
Hot Springs at Olive Mill Road (Upper)
Hot Springs at Olive Mill Road (Lower)
Olive Mill Road at San Benito Way
Olive Mill Road at N. Jameson Lane
Hot Springs at Coast Village
Olive Mill at Coast Village

Highway 101 Off-Ramp Closures:

US-101 NB at Hermosillo

Ventura County:

Ojai Valley and Ojai City: SR 33 from Fairview Ave, Ojai to Ventucopa. Please still be aware of fire crews working along the highway.

School Closures:

Santa Barbara County:

-- All schools closed for the winter holiday with most returning on January 2.

Ventura County:

-- All Fillmore Unified schools in Fillmore and Piru are closed and school events, programs, activities, athletics and facilities are canceled from Friday, Dec. 15 to Thursday, Dec. 21.
-- Get all Ventura County school district closure information here.

Evacuation Shelters:

-- University of California, Santa Barbara Recreational Center: 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, 93106.
-- Ventura County Fairgrounds: 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.

Animal Evacuations:

-- Please call the Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline at 805-681-4332.
-- In Ventura County, please call 866-EVRT911 (866-387-8911) for requests for assistance in animal evacuations.

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