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Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The Santa Clarita Valley was filled with smoky skies and the smell of fire Friday morning but no local fires have been reported.

“We have no reports of any active fires in the Santa Clarita area as of now,” said Inspector Randall Wright with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has received numerous phone calls from residents who have expressed concerns about the smell and haze, according to Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The smoke is drifting from the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County.

Los Padres National Forest officials say the smoke may be from the 4,000-acre Sherpa Fire, west of Goleta, just north of the city of Santa Barbara.

“We just heard that people yesterday were smelling smoke in Ventura,” said Los Padres National Forest spokesman Manuel Madrigal. “It might be a possibility (that smoke has reached Los Angeles County).”

As of Friday morning, the fire had burned 4,000 acres and was 5 percent contained, according to forest officials. The fire began Wednesday.

About 270 structures are threatened and one structure has been destroyed. No injuries have been reported.

More than 1,230 personnel have been assigned to the fire.

The fire along Highway 101 is constantly being evaluated, according to fire officials. Highway 101 may be closed again if the fire becomes a hazard to motorists.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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  1. TJ Valvo TJ Valvo says:

    Ok Great I smell the smoke but don’t see any flames .

  2. Mels Salcedo Mels Salcedo says:

    Casey Twiggy Henry

  3. Shari Augino Shari Augino says:

    Cört Stëll Santa Clarita is getting it, so that’s probably what it is down here too

  4. There is not that much smoke coming from Santa Barbara okay maybe from castaic where the firefighters are training but not Santa Barbara! Too much smoke in canyon country to be from the wind blowing it out way

  5. Amy Giron Amy Giron says:

    Nancy Gwinn Gabor

  6. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    The marine layer is keeping it low and moving it inland.

  7. Cheryl Faye Cheryl Faye says:

    Yuck no fun for asthmatics

  8. Nicole Mena Nicole Mena says:

    Dawn Von Rueden-Zeek

  9. Sarah Storr Sarah Storr says:

    Why was it totally clear in Ventura?!

  10. Adrii Riivas Adrii Riivas says:

    Nancy Magana Sanchez

  11. Josh Larson Josh Larson says:

    I see and smell smoke in Burbank right now. Could it travel that far?

  12. It’s from Santa Barbara.

  13. We could smell & see the smoke in our area of Valencia.

  14. No wonder i smelled it!! Idamarie Dibisceglie

  15. Kathleen says:

    I’m in Canyon Country, up in a pretty high location and the sky is just full of smoke, starting to get into the house. From the house we can see a view across a huge section of the valley Soledad Canyone and White’s Canyon going up the hill and the whole area is shrouded in smoke, can’t even see the hills. Visibility estimate is less than a mile. And my lungs are starting to burn. It’s very bad.

  16. Sarah Storr Sarah Storr says:

    This was on a different post!

  17. Anne Taylor Anne Taylor says:

    YIkes. Wondering how this will impact the #SugarDaddyHalfMarathon race tomorrow :(

  18. Smokey as hell in Fillmore

  19. Sylmar/ San Fernando is bad too

  20. Smoke hasn’t made it here in Indiana yet :)

  21. I have been smelling the smoke and then when a fire helicopter landed at Pinetree school I thought for sure there was a local fire but it was for a medical airlift. ..God bless our first responders. ..and prayers to the child’s family who was airlifted…:(

  22. Elizabeth Hilda May Price

  23. Alexa says:

    I live in Santa Clarita and when I can home all I smelt was smoke need deader creak school

  24. Alexa says:

    All I saw was smoke and a little bit of some flames in the morning

  25. Antelope Valley is socked in.

  26. Marina Jessica Delgado see i told u

  27. It was bad walking outside 😷

  28. Jacsi hernan says:

    I’m in canyon country is the fire still burning?? and where is it going??😥

  29. Vince says:

    Planning on vacation in Santa Barbara this weekend wife is asthmatic is there still lots of smoke

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