Dozens of Homes Destroyed, Thousands Threatened by 'Tea Fire' Near Santa Barbara
Folks watch a home burn in the hills above Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday Nov. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)
At least 100 residences were destroyed by an uncontained brush fire that was spotted in the Montecito hills northeast of Santa Barbara around 6 p.m Thursday and up to 1,200 more remain threatened, according to officials.
Firefighters from as far as Orange County and San Luis Obispo were reporting to the scene of the 800-acre+ wildfire, dubbed the Tea Fire, as of midnight.
High fire danger is forecast through Saturday across the region as conditions remain dry and temperatures rise into the 90's.