40 homes outside of Santa Barbara were evacuated recently due to a wildfire in the Painted Cave area of the region. The fire burned over 40 acres and was responsible for an injury to one of the hundreds of emergency personnel fighting the blaze. As of Thursday, October 18, residents had been allowed to return to their homes. The Painted Cave area is a rugged region 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Though no serious injuries or property damages were reported, the state is still under grave threat of more wildfires even as cooler and more humid fall weather conditions are on the way.