Local Assistance Center Opening Monday, July 9

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Effective at 6 p.m., the areas that remain under Mandatory Evacuation for the Holiday Fire will be downgraded to an Exclusion Zone open to residents only. The area that was under Evacuation Warning has been lifted.

The Exclusion Zone (map) includes the neighborhoods accessed from North Fairview north of the intersection with North La Goleta including:

  • Sunset Ridge Rd.
  • Franklin Ranch Rd.
  • North parts of La Goleta Rd.
  • North Fairview, north of La Goleta Rd.
  •  El Camino Ratel
  • Holiday Hill Rd.
  • Villa Lemora
  • Cuesta Verde
  • Edward Pl.
  • Pine Tree Ln.

Residents and homeowners living in these areas are permitted to return by showing identification at law enforcement checkpoints. Residents will want to be aware that not all power has been restored and the area may be congested with fire, public safety and and utility crews.

County staff, counselors, public safety personnel and volunteers from Red Cross will meet residents returning to their neighborhoods tonight. Law enforcement and fire personnel will remain in the area through the night. Firefighters will continue to do aggressive mop-up of hot spots in the impacted area. The area does not have electrical power and may not for up to 72 hours.  An assessment of the burn area has been completed. Thirteen single family homes were destroyed, three homes were damaged, and 15 outbuildings were destroyed consisting of barns, workshops and sheds.

Residents are reminded to stay vigilant. Please drive slowly, adhere to road closures, and yield to emergency personnel and work crews in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist.


July 8 Holiday Fire Evacuation Map

Evacuation Center Closing, Local Assistance Center Opening

The evacuation center at the Goleta Valley Community Center will close at 5 p.m. The County of Santa Barbara, in cooperation with local and state emergency agencies, will open a Local Recovery and Assistance Center for victims of the Holiday Fire. This Assistance Center serves as a single point resource hub for those who have been impacted by the fire. The Center will open Monday, July 9 at the Goleta Union School District Office located at 401 North Fairview Road, Goleta. The Center hours are noon to 7 p.m., Monday, July 9; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10-11. Based on the community’s needs, the Center may extend through the weekend of July 14-15.

Representatives from state, local and non-profit agencies will be on site to provide resources such as housing assistance, counseling support, information to aid in rebuilding, permitting, loss of business and/or employment, hazardous materials cleanup, basic health and human services resources, and other issues that have impacted people.
Entities and agencies onsite include:

American Red Cross
California Department of Insurance
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
California Small Business Advocate
Contractors License Board
County of Santa Barbara

  • Community Services/Housin
  • Behavioral Wellness
  • Department of Public Health
  •  Department of Social Services
  • District Attorney
  • Environmental Health Series
  • Planning Department
  •  Recorder Assessor

Department of Motor Vehicles
Franchise Tax Board, State of California
Hospice of Santa Barbara
Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
Salvation Army
Santa Barbara Food Bank
Santa Barbara Contractors Association
State Farm Insurance
Unity Shoppe
Utilities (invited)

Safety Message Regarding Backup Power

While a backup source of power can keep you up and running during a power outage, generators can be dangerous if connected or used improperly. Before using a generator, consult an electrician to determine the proper equipment and safe set up for your residence or business. Please refer to safety tips posted on the Southern California Edison website at

Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526