Stay Safe and Cool this Fourth of July

Excessive Heat Warning and Fire Watch

Get ready! It is going to be a hot and dry Fourth of July. Here is some information to help make sure your holiday is a safe one.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning that includes Goleta from July 4 at 11:00 a.m. to July 6 at 6:00 p.m. and a Fire Watch that will be in effect from July 4 at 6:00 p.m. to July 6 at 6:00 a.m. More info here.

Please note that conditions can easily change and impact areas differently. Detailed weather forecasts are available at updated by signing up for alerts from Santa Barbara County at

Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones during this heat wave. Click here for some precautions and tips.

The Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue) is a great place to stay cool. It is open Tuesday – Sunday and will be closed on July 4th.

Considering the hot and dry conditions, the City also wants to issue a strong reminder regarding the dangers of setting off illegal fireworks. Watch this safety message with Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig and Goleta Chief of Police Services Lt. Rich Brittingham. The video is available in Spanish.

To report illegal fireworks, call the non-emergency dispatch line at 805-683-2724.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July. 

Pictured left-to-right: Goleta Chief of Police Services Lt. Rich Brittingham, City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, and Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig