Fight resumes against fire that threatened campers
Wildfires have forced thousands to evacuate their homes in Santa Barbara County in CA.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Air tankers are expected to resume their attack on a wildfire that sent thousands of campers fleeing the mountains near Santa Barbara.
The 1,200-acre blaze was 10 percent contained early Tuesday, and witnesses say it's moving away from populated areas.
Winds are expected to be 10 to 20 mph.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon in Los Padres National Forest about 15 miles north of Santa Barbara. At its peak it threatened about 50 homes, mainly cabins and vacation rentals.
Authorities also evacuated an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 Memorial Day campers.