Last night from our loft balcony, we could see a fire burning in Montecito. Toby found out that it was burning through Westmont and all the students had been evacuated. The house next door is a rental with 3 Westmont students / recent grads and at about 10p Toby brought them up to look at the fire from our roof. The group lifted up prayers. Carpinteria is relatively far from the fires.
The best information is at The Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper although the website is very slow right now.
A nifty map of the evacuation areas and the fires is at Google Maps