On the Circle V web page, they shared that they provided activities and programs for children that were typical of a summer camp such as hiking, swimming, crafts etc. According to the web page on the Circle V Campground website, the camp will be closed for the rest of the season. It also shared that the craft shack and health office cabins were lost. Additionally, their water treatment facility was damaged. No estimated cost of the damage was shared.
Another wildfire, the Alamo Fire burned only an hour away from the location of the Whittier Fire in Santa Barbara County. According to CAL FIRE’s website 990 fire service personnel have been sent to respond to that fire. A State of Emergency by the California governor has been declared in Santa Barbara County due to these wildfires. Weather conditions including hot and dry weather accompanied by unusual winds contributed to the rapid spread of the fire.
During this year’s growing wildfire season, NFPA has produced wildfire safety tips that can help you take some actions quickly to prepare your home for a wildfire.