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'Tea' Fire Under Investigation, Areas Still Under Evacuation

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AP Photo/Mike Meadows | For more images of the Tea Fire, see our Photo Essay

As of 8:30 this morning, Santa Barbara County had the following information available regarding the devastating 'Tea' fire:

* 1,800 acres burned
* 111 residences destroyed, 9 residences damaged
* Damage assessment is continuing
* 5,446 homes evacuated
* More than 2,200 firefighters
* 17 injuries from smoke inhalation
* 3 burn injuries
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San Marcos High School continues to be in use as an evacuation shelter, with 40 people currently staying there. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect, as well as evacuation warnings (listed after the jump). For updated road closure information there is a hotline at (805) 568-3006 as well as a website available.According to the report, "the cause of Tea Fire is currently under investigation. If you have information about the fire, please call the Sheriff’s anonymous tip hotline 805-681-4171."