Burned by the Gap: Not Everyone Escaped Goleta Blaze Unscathed

Paul Wellman/Santa Barbara Independent
Santa Barbara Independent | August 5, 2008
Much of the community breathed a sigh of relief when the Gap Fire entered its final days, having only claimed a few outbuildings and some lemon and avocado orchards. Not everybody was fortunate, however, as residents of the county's wilderness-adjacent communities can attest.

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