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Officials Seeking 'Possible Arsonist' in Tea Fire

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A spokesman for the the state firefighting agency told CNN that officials are looking for person or persons who started the Tea Fire in Montecito that burned into Santa Barbara destroying 210 homes and burning over 1900 acres. "We are calling it human-caused," he said. "We need the public's help in identifying any activity in or around the afternoon of November 13." The fire began in the Tea Garden Estate, a publicly accessible yet "privately owned multiple-acre property about one mile north of Santa Barbara's exclusive Westmont College," according to CNN.