January 16, 2023
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A year after Refugio oil spill, Sherpa Fire closes beaches again


Firefighters battle the Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County has suffered environmental disasters two summers in a row but impacts to businesses and tourism could have been much worse. The Sherpa Fire, which started June 15 and was expected to be contained by presstime, charred about 8,000 acres of brush northwest of…


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