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1,800-Acre White Fire Now 10 Percent Contained

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(credit: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire)

(credit: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire)

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textalerts180 1,800 Acre White Fire Now 10 Percent Contained

SANTA BARBRA (CBSLA.com) — An 1,800-acre wildfire burning in Santa Barbra was 10 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, the U.S. Forest Service said.

The White Fire started around 2:45 p.m. Monday in the Los Padres National Forest, about 15 miles north of Santa Barbara.

The fire is threatening roughly 50 homes and has forced approximately 6,000 campers to evacuate.

Wind speeds are expected to reach 25 to 45 mph Tuesday, with gusts at 60 mph.

“Trying to keep the fire burning into the back country and that’s our goal to keep it from crossing over on the south side of the Santa Ynez River,” U.S. Forest Service spokesman Manuel Madrigal told KNX1070.

There are eight crews, 28 engines, 22 overhead aircraft, four dozers, four water tenders and three patrols helping fight the fire.

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