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Santa Barbara fire: Schwarzenegger to tour fire zone

May 7, 2009 |  7:45 am

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today will tour Santa Barbara neighborhoods devastated by a 500-acre wildfire that has destroyed at least 20 homes as hundreds of firefighters brace for more heat and wind.

The National Weather Service today issued a high-wind warning for the Santa Barbara coastal area, predicting winds of 40 to 58 mph at times through Friday morning. The warning covers Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and San Marcos Pass. Gusts could reach 65 mph.

Read more about the Santa Barbara fire here.