Helitanker Refills at Alisal Lake as Wildfire in Santa Barbara County Grows

California’s Alisal Fire had burned 16,801 acres by Thursday, October 14, prompting evacuation warnings and orders in Santa Barbara County, according to official reports.

The fire began on Monday, October 11. A total of 1,731 personnel were working to contain the blaze by Thursday, when it was 11 percent contained.

A video posted on TikTok shows a helitanker collecting water from Alisal Lake as another approaches. Credit: @marcd_3000 via Storyful

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