Reporter Sarah Hashim-Waris from The Times newsroom with details on the so-called White fire, which forced residents and campers to evacuate Monday.
The White Fire grew to approximately 1,800 acres Tuesday morning and threatens 50 homes. More than 1,000 campers and about 4,000 residents fled the mountains of Santa Barbara County to avoid a fast-moving wildfire swept through part of the Los Padres National Forest and surrounding areas.
Southern California Area (PL 2)
New fires: 19
New large fires: 0
Uncontained large fires: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
White, Los Padres NF. IMT 2 (Nunez). Six miles north of Santa Barbara, CA. Chaparral.
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#WhiteFire in Santa Barbara County grows to 1,800 acres; Wind warning issued through early Wednesday. lati.ms/ltjhj
— L.A. Times Fire News (@latimesfires) May 28, 2013
#SpringsFire has scorched at least 18,000 acres, more than 1,000 firefighters battling the blaze lati.ms/kHfSO
— L.A. Times Fire News (@latimesfires) May 4, 2013
Water-dropping helicopter attacking #GlendaleFire via @ktla ow.ly/i/22fb9
— L.A. Times Fire News (@latimesfires) May 3, 2013
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