As many as 800 firefighters have responded to a call to fight the growing Alisal Fire approaching former President Ronald Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California.
As of 4 p.m. local time Tuesday, officials reported the fire was burning 9,000 acres or more, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.
By Wednesday afternoon, Young America’s Foundation reported the fire had spread to more than 13,000 acres.
“The fire started on Monday, October 11, near the Alisal Reservoir and has covered more than 13,000 acres. The fire has attracted national media attention and has closed Refugio Road and portions of Highway 101,” the organization noted on its website.
“Young America’s Foundation has emergency personnel on site, and our fire suppression systems are tested and ready