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The Alisal Fire — a brush fire that began in the ridge above Alisal Ranch — has steadily grown to over 1,000 acres since 2 p.m.
The fire remains 20 miles away from UC Santa Barbara. However, the fire has jumped highway 101 and is closed between Winchester and Cathedral Oaks.
The following areas currently have evacuation orders in place: Arroyo Hondo, Tajiguas, Arroyo Quemada, Refugio Canyon, El Capitan State Park and the El Capitan Campground. People residing north of the El Capitan north campground and east to Dos Pueblos Canyon have been given an evacuation warning.
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