Thousands were evacuated from Santa Barbara, Calif., this afternoon and evening as a wildfire raged in the mountains nearby. Officials and residents are using the hashtag #WhiteFire.

Dangerous winds promise to make the situation even worse.

Twitchy will continue to monitor and update. Thoughts and prayers out to those affected and to the firemen and first responders on the front lines. It’s going to be a long, tough wildfire season.