Sustained 30 mph winds blew over the Santa Ynez Mountains on Thursday afternoon, driving the flames down the hillsides and scattering them in several directions. Here numerous spot fires can be seen near the ridge line below West Camino Cielo above Goleta. By the end of the day, the Gap Fire had jumped from less than 1,000 acres to well over 5,000.
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