A cliffside balcony at 6653 Del Playa Drive collapsed into the ocean at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday.
The balcony collapse resulted in no injuries, Santa Barbara County Fire Battalion Chief Larry Ryan confirmed.
Residents are currently being advised to stay out of the building while an SB County building inspector arrives on scene to determine the cause of the collapse.
At 6:15 p.m., Ryan announced that residents of Units 1, 4, 5 and 9 would evacuate the building for as many as two days. The American Red Cross will provide lodging at hotels nearby.
A total of 28 residents will be evacuating the building, according to Santa Barbara Fire Department officials.
Several residents who were standing on neighboring balconies Sunday evening said the collapse first sounded like an earthquake.
Residents at Units 1, 4, 5, 9 will be evacuated from 6653 Del Playa Drive tonight. Appx. 20 residents may be displaced for two days. pic.twitter.com/1kProNPOSj
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Property owner James Gelb was on the scene of the collapse sooner than 5:30 p.m., but said he had no comment.
A Santa Barbara County building inspector was on scene at approximately 6 p.m. to determine the cause of the balcony collapse, but no information has been released yet.
A structural engineer from Del Playa Rentals will also visit the property Sunday evening to check the building.
This story will be updated as more information is received.
Updated at 6:30 p.m.
Updated at 7:10 p.m.