La Brea Fire – Day 1

It seems like it wouldn’t be summer without a fire in the backcountry.  Yesterday, the “La Brea” fire started approximately 10 miles SW of New Cuyama around 2:50 pm.  All signs are pointing to this being a difficult one to get under control, particularly because it went from 150 acres to 1,200 in less than 3 hours!  The following photos were taken near the UCSB lagoon and Campus Point beaches.  Unfortunately, I didn’t see the smoke plume earlier, otherwise I would have headed up to the ridge for a better view.  Maybe I’ll be able to get up there tonight.

“La Brea Fire Smoke”  –  UCSB Lagoon, Santa Barbara, CA

“Solar Orb”  –  UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

“Smokey Descent”  –  UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

“Reflections”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

“Sunset on Day One”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

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4 Responses to La Brea Fire – Day 1

  1. Alice says:

    I saw the red sun yesterday and was alarmed because it usually means there’s a fire… but I hadn’t heard that was actually the case till now. Beautiful shots though.

  2. theawkwardtransition says:

    Just stumbled across your blog…these are beautiful. I especially love the first and last pictures. 🙂

  3. wildphotography says:

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  4. George Hatton Battalion Chief 74 Julian Cuyamaca fire protection District says:

    Impressive,frightening,i feel the energy that it takes to create this. Great,pictures. George Hatton BC 74

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