Alisal wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., sparks evacuations, Highway 101 partial closure – The Washington Post

Brush, grass and dense chaparral were largely fueling the fire pushed south by strong northwest winds, creating plumes of dense smoke visible throughout southern Santa Barbara County. As many as 100 structures, including ranches and homes, are threatened, per InciWeb, while firefighting aircraft remain unable to take off due to the strong winds.