Fire In Santa Barbara County Forces Evacuation

A wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest has forced authorities to evacuate residents living in the canyon areas north of Goleta in Santa Barbara County . Full Story
Andre Mount

Santa Barbara, CA

#1 Jul 3, 2008
The reporter on that video was more ridiculous than Fox News! Good job KNBC!
MIke

United States

#2 Jul 4, 2008
EVERY YEAR, THE SAME THING.
Cut the brush from your properties and then we wouldn't have the threat.
Nobody listens and so this happens.
Every single year.
nick

United States

#4 Jul 4, 2008
john Guz wrote:
Isn't this the price you have to pay to live in exclusive multi-million dollar homes?
But of course when real estate agents inform their wealthy clients about the risk involved
"money is no object"
"the little man or the taxpayer is paying for our life of luxury."
Unfortunately the fire will eventually be contained and things will most likely remain the same.
"money is no object."
John you are an idiot!
KLL

AOL

#6 Jul 4, 2008
SoCal Fires, What else is new?

"Me thinks I shalt light some fireworks over an open mountain range"
MIke

United States

#7 Jul 4, 2008
This is what happens when anti-social, recluses decide they want to get away from people and live in the wild, away from everything and everyone.
Well, the wild burns, so at least be ready for these type of occurrences.
Be smart for once.
Don't the fire this past week clue you in to 'maybe this could happen here, especially with the same stuff growing around my house too?'
Angie

Berwick, PA

#8 Jul 4, 2008
This is so sad. I was lucky enough to be able to visit this area a couple years ago and it is so beautiful. For these immature people with the smart comments. I pray this never happens to you or any of your family.
Richard

Carpinteria, CA

#10 Jul 4, 2008
MIke wrote:
EVERY YEAR, THE SAME THING.
Cut the brush from your properties and then we wouldn't have the threat.
Nobody listens and so this happens.
Every single year.
Mike,
This did not start near any homes. We dont all live in an area with no vegitation.
Richard
xrc

Pacoima, CA

#12 Jul 4, 2008
Andre Mount wrote:
The reporter on that video was more ridiculous than Fox News! Good job KNBC!
just another clueless,presumtuos,left wing loon from SB
MIke

United States

#13 Jul 4, 2008
Angie wrote:
This is so sad. I was lucky enough to be able to visit this area a couple years ago and it is so beautiful. For these immature people with the smart comments. I pray this never happens to you or any of your family.
Fires happen to every community and not all came be avoided, but when you live in a high fire danger area, and these things happen all the time, what will it take to get it through their heads?
It is beautiful, but there is a responsibility that must be taken.
The same beauty that surounds a house with heavy vegetation, will also burn it down.
The gamble is, do you cut the vegetation down and maybe no fire will reach me, or leave it and take your chances.
Most choose to gamble. And you will witness the price. Trees and brush grow back.
Destroyed lives can't, and take time and a toll on people.
Ask a family who lost a house to a brush fire
Was it worth the view and the vegetation?
Those who answer "yes" then play your cards.
cat

Opelika, AL

#14 Jul 4, 2008
the fire near painted cave was started in 1990..it can happen anytime, anywhere. i'm so sorry for the people of santa barbara
KLL

AOL

#15 Jul 5, 2008
Houses roasting over an open fire,

County Firemen knocking on your door,

It must be Fire Season in Southern Cali.

Taxpayers money being wasted to pay for it all.

All because someone wanted to live with a view to a kill.
James

Allentown, NJ

#16 Jul 5, 2008
Sorry folks. All of these multi-million dollar homes built in an area(s)of CA that are prone to historic documented 25, 50 and 100 year "forest fires events" are just plain foolish. This is mother nature at work people. The builders who were foolish enough to have built their "Mc-Mansion" style homes for all these folks in a historic fire zone were just asking for it. It's no different than the people who asked for new homes to be built in the flood-stage regions along the Mississippi River in the midwest. In both these cases homes went up in places where they NEVER should have been built and Loss Insurance should be denied to the same for exactly this reason(s). Why should some multi-millionaire's home be covered against loss if it's built in an unstable area that's historically been the site of a major natural disaster(s)? Same thing goes for N.O.L.A. that's built below sea level right on the outflow of the Mississippi Delta! What rocket scientist decided to put New Orleans right smack in the middle of a flood plain?

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