Fire destroys homes in Montecito, S.B. : Crews from far and wide help to battle worst blaze in many years

As many as 70 structures were destroyed in a wildfire that broke out Thursday evening in the hills above Montecito. At last report, the Tea Fire had burned between 500 and 1,000 acres as it moved from Montecito into the Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara. Westmont College students Olivia Haverly, Natalie Johnston and Laura Floyd were running at the beach when something on the hillside caught their attention. “We saw just a little bit of flame, then it grew, and then I said, ?Oh, watch, it’s going to our school,'” said Ms. Haverly, 18. more

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