Released: December 18, 2017 - Monday, 04:38 PM

Santa Barbara Fire Mutual Aid Request Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-18-17Place of Occurrence: Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara County Victim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/AThe Sheriff's Office and its allied agencies are continuing to provide mutual aid to help with the Thomas Fire evacuation efforts.
The original request on Saturday came from the State Office of Emergency Services. At that time we sent approximately 30 people from our agency and allied agencies from throughout the County to the Thomas Fire burning in Santa Barbara County.
Tomorrow, we are planning to send approximately 22 members from the Sheriff's Office and allied agencies to relieve those who were sent on Saturday. Those allied agencies include Cal Poly Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department, Cuesta Police Department, Atascadero Police Department, Paso Robles Police Department, Grover Beach Police Department, San Luis Obispo Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department, and Arroyo Grande Police Department.
Their responsibilities will consist primarily of staffing road closure points in and around the Thomas Fire to make sure residents are safely evacuated and to keep the area secure.