Alisal Fire Whirl Spins Down Hillside Near Santa Barbara Freeway

The Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County, California, forced highway closures after damaging guardrails on Wednesday, October 13, a local fire department said.

This footage filmed by Trisha Butcher shows a fire whirl swirling down the hillside along a freeway in Santa Barbara, she wrote.

The blaze had reached 13,400 acres (about 21 square miles) with five percent containment as of Tuesday, according to fire officials. Credit: Trisha Butcher via Storyful

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