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Exclusive Photos: Fast-Spreading Fire Rages Near Historic Reagan Ranch


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By Dillon Burroughs
October 12, 2021 at 11:39am

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A large wildfire has grown near former President Ronald Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California, with overnight pictures depicting a dangerous situation for area residents.

The fire, called the Alisal Fire, was photographed by Andrew Coffin from Young America’s Foundation near the Reagan ranch.

All ranch systems have been tested and stand ready, according to Coffin, as the fire nears the home of the well-known ranch.

(Andrew Coffin / Young America’s Foundation)

Photos revealed the raging fire over the mountain landscape near sunset Monday evening.

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(Andrew Coffin / Young America’s Foundation)

Night photos offered an eery look at the fast-growing fire moving across the wilderness of southern California.

(Andrew Coffin / Young America’s Foundation)

As of 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, officials reported the fire burned about 6,000 acres and is currently projected to burn up to 7,500, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.

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Though only minimal damage has been sustained so far, the current containment is at zero percent, according to the report.

An aerial video from Refugio Canyon also offers an additional look at the widespread fire.

Some areas have been evacuated, while nearby areas are on alert for potential upcoming evacuation.

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The first began around 2:30 p.m. local time Monday according to local interagency information.

Highway 101 remains closed in the area.

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