Cave fire: LA and Orange County departments help fight massive Santa Barbara blaze

LOS ANGELES– Firefighters from the Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area, Beverly Hills, Culver City and also Santa Monica fire divisions, the Orange Area Fire Authority and also a Los Angeles County firefighting helicopter assisted crews in Santa Barbara Region Monday into Tuesday fighting a wildfire in the Los Padres National Park.

The LAFD sent out a strike team consisting of five engines as well as a battalion principal to assist at the Cave fire, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

  • Pressed by high winds, the Cavern fire in Santa Barbara Region expanded to even more than 3,000 acres late Monday into Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Image by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News).

  • Pressed by high winds, the Cave fire in Santa Barbara Area grew to greater than 3,000 acres late Monday into Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Picture by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News).

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  • Pressed by high winds, the Cave fire in Santa Barbara County grew to greater than 3,000 acres late Monday into Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Image by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily Information).

  • Pressed by high winds, the Cavern fire in Santa Barbara County grew to more than 3,000 acres late Monday right into Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Picture by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily Information).

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Along with the Firehawk night water going down helicopter, the Los Angeles County Fire Department sent out two strike groups to assist fight the fires, the department said.

A strike group of firemans from the Culver City, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica fire divisions was also dispatched to the Cave Fire.

The OCFA likewise sent out a strike team of five engines.

” These systems have actually been sent as an &http://#8216;&http://#8216; prompt requirement’ resource request to aid with structure defense,” the OCFA stated.

The fire has grown to over 3,000 acres and also was being pushed by high winds.

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