It is not a matter of “if” another wildfire will occur in our area, but “when.”
If your property is located within the City of Santa Barbara high fire hazard area you are at risk of damage from a wildland fire.
Preparation for the next wildfire requires you and your family to take personal responsibility. Personal responsibility means taking steps to ensure you have a Disaster Plan in place and practice it regularly, your home and property comply with Defensible Space Requirements, and you are educated about wildfire in your community.
The information provided below can help you to prepare for the next wildfire and minimize the impact of wildfire to you, your family, and our community.
On February 9, 2021 Santa Barbara City Council unanimously adopted the 2021 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and certified the program Environmental Impact Report.
The CWPP provides a framework for mitigating wildland fire impacts throughout the City. This recent update was made possible through CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant funding and updates the City's 2004 Wildland Fire Plan.