La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Fire on the mountain

The tea fire has sprung up in the hills above Santa Barbara and Montecito and, since 6:00 Thurs Nov 13th, has spread over 2500 acres, burned hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of 5400 people. All in less than 24 hours. No reported deaths luckily and only a handful of smoke and burn injuries.

Here’s what it looked like last night…


And its still not contained. There were flair ups all over the ridge, on the riviera, out at cold springs, rattlesnake canyon, gilbraltar road, mountain drive (all some of my favorite hiking/biking spots). Luckily the wind is relatively calm and they’ve been able to put out alot of the flare ups from what I can see from my office window. It’s pretty interesting watching the big planes dive in and drop their flame retardant.


November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Good luck on your bike race – I know you’re biking right now so I’m sending you good thoughts! Knock ’em dead!

    Comment by jawsome | November 15, 2008 | Reply

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