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.

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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.