Danger Wildfire along the Coast of Santa Barbara, California on October 2021
On Monday, a massive fire broke out, with which the fire services have been fighting for the third day. It moves along the coast of Santa Barbara and caused the blockage of Highway 101 and the massive evacuation of residents of the surrounding areas. According to a preliminary report, 25 mobile homes, 16 camper vans, and a park building have been destroyed by fire. For a long time, there were no reports of victims, but on Tuesday it became known about a man who received 3rd-degree burns. The fire was exacerbated by large winds, and power plants were forced to leave 23 counties without electricity to avoid new fires. Electricity was restored on Tuesday. However, it is predicted that strong winds are expected from Wednesday to Thursday, which would cause the spread of the fire, so the electricity would be cut off again.
California is a rather windy region, so it is difficult to predict how much time and effort it would take to fight a fire. Hopefully, this year’s fire would not take away the title of “The Deadliest in California History” from the 2018 wildfire.