On Wednesday afternoon, June 15th, a fire broke out in the Los Padres National Forest. By midnight, the fire had consumed roughly 2 square miles of land, approximately 1,100 acres, reported Captain Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. As the fire continued to expand, both sections of Highway 101 were closed. As a result, many campers and homeowners in the following nearby areas were ordered to evacuate:
- El Capitan Canyon
- El Capitan Ranch
- El Capitan State Beach
- Refugio State Beach
- Refugio Canyon
- Venadito Canyon
- Las Flores Canyon
According to various reports, roughly 140 ranches and homes faced potential risks due to the strong winds that occurred throughout the area. As of Thursday evening, 8,000 firefighters were deployed in attempts to contain the fired. As of now, no injuries have been reported.
Schimmel & Parks, APLC Stands Ready to Fight for You
At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, our Southern California lawyers are backed by years of experience, resources, and skills. Over the years, our team has represented various clients, such as Water Districts throughout Montecito and Carpentaria, in complex ligation cases. Because we are committed to taking a neutral legal approach, such as when we participated in cases involving the fires of Malibu and San Diego, we have a wide range of knowledge regarding various cases against some of the largest insurance and utility companies.
If you or someone you love is affected by the Santa Barbara Sherpa Fire, we encourage you to get in touch with our team of Southern California attorneys at Schimmel & Parks, APLC right away. We can examine your case and determine which legal strategies can help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve in the shortest amount of time possible.