Firefighters fighting a blaze in Southern California’s coastal mountains faced new challenges due to changing winds. This threatened rural homes as well as ranches. A major highway was closed for days because of the disruptions.
The Santa Ynez Mountains west Santa Barbara are home to the Alisal Fire, which covers more than 24 sq miles.
The curtailment rate remains at 5%.
Rancho del Cielo is one of the properties that are protected. It was previously owned by Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.
Officials say that US 101 will remain closed through the weekend.