immediate evacuation ORDER for all of montecito, parts of carpinteria, summerland & city of santa barbara

effective immediately jan. 9, 2023


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA. –  An EVACUATION ORDER EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Jan. 9, 2023 for the following areas due to threats to life safety caused by the ongoing storm:

LEAVE NOW! This is a rapidly evolving situation. Please pay close attention to emergency alerts.

SHELTER IN PLACE REMAINS IN PLACE for ALISAL FIRE Burn Scar and identified properties in CAVE FIRE burn scar pending further notification.

Click here to access the Santa Barbara County 2023 January Winter Storm Incident Map.

An Evacuation Center is open at the Wake Center, 300 N. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara.


For animal evacuation information, call Santa Barbara County Animal Services at (805) 681-4332.


For additional information, contact the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551 or call 2-1-1.


REGISTER TO RECEIVE PUBLIC SAFETY ALERTS: If you haven’t registered for emergency alerts, please do so at Click on the red icon to register to receive emergency alerts via text, phone call, and email.  




Montecito Fire Protection District

595 San Ysidro Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Phone: (805) 969-7762 
Fax: (805) 969-3598