Nov 6, 2012 5:05 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Mandatory evacuation still in place for public safety

Evacuation orders remain in effect for public safety for the Cold Fire that is burning at the top of Cold Springs Trail in Montecito.

Mandatory evacuations are underway for structures north of Mountain Drive from Cold Springs to the east to Park Lane West.

Montecito Fire Department says the fire has currently burned 2 acres but the fire is burning on a steep slope making it difficult for fire crews to reach the fire.

Fire official say the fire broke out around 11:55 Tuesday morning. There were three hikers out on the trial but they were able to hike to safety.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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