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Tuesday evacuations ordered for Santa Barbara foothills

Courtesy of SLO County Sheriff's Office
The county's evacuation map as of Monday, March 18, 2018 evening.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for areas burned in Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa wildfires.

County emergency officials say rainfall is expected to exceed their threshold of half-an-inch per hour in the coming storm this week. The evacuations are effective as of noon Tuesday, March 19. Visit for more information.

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