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Cave Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations In Southern California

The blaze has scorched at least 3,300 acres. As of Monday night, it was 0% contained.
Posted at 6:47 AM, Nov 26, 2019

"fast-moving" wildfire in southern California is prompting officials to order mandatory evacuations. 

The Cave Fire started Monday afternoon in Los Padres National Forest. Hours later, the flames had scorched at least 3,300 acres in Santa Barbara County. High winds in the area have been fueling the flames. 

Firefighters don't have any part of the blaze contained. As of Monday, no homes have been destroyed, but fire officials say multiple buildings are threatened

Santa Barbara County officials issued a local emergency proclamation Monday night in order to support efforts to contain the fire.

The county has also asked California Gov. Gavin Newson to declare a state of emergency. Newsom's office said it's monitoring the blaze. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.