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The City's Wildland Fire Plan, aimed at mitigating wildland fire impacts, was completed in 2004 and later adopted as our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) .

Recent California fires that have devastated urban communities have heightened our community’s perception of our vulnerability to wildfire.

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department is now updating the existing Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR).


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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 (See map below).

 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 under the Wildland Fire section can help you to prepare for the next wildfire and minimize the impact of wildfire to you, your family, and our community.  

City of Santa Barbara High Fire Hazard Area

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019
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