08-15-2007, 06:57 PM
The Paradise Road is under an evacuation warning, open to residents only. The Santa Ynez River Recreation Area remains under an evacuation order. People looking north from the Santa Barbara area will see a huge towering column of smoke. This column results from active burning on the Zaca Fire. The actively burning area is in the Judell and Logan Canyon area, approximately 25 miles from the South Coast communities. The fire is burning away from the South Coast and represents no current threat to these communities. Citizens can expect to see more of these columns as the interior of this fire continues to burn for the next week or more. There has been no movement toward the Santa Barbara area for several days and the southern edge of the fire is currently secure. The evacuation order for residents of the Paradise Road community, Los Prietos Boys Camp, Paradise Store and the Rancho Oso Guest Ranch has been downgraded to an evacuation warning effective Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Lower Santa Ynez River Recreation Area campgrounds, day use areas and trailheads will remain closed. PLEASE CALL 805-961-5770 FOR THE MOST CURRENT EVACUATION AND FIRE INFORMATION.