Red Cross official Tony Briggs said 34 people stayed overnight at the shelter, where face masks were being handed out.
Weather forecasts have predicted winds with gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour at times into Tuesday morning but rain is expected later in the day.
Southern California Edison, the area's largest electricity supplier, said it was considering turning off power to hundreds of Santa Barbara homes due to the fire.
There is now a possible spot fire in the area of Via Chapparal which is just north of the junction of Highway 154 and Highway 192, as of 6:55 p.m. according to sheriff's officials and they are asking people to please avoid the area.
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"Maintain situational awareness. If you're not in evac zone, self evacuate if you are concerned or need extra time", the office of Santa Barbara County said in a post on its official Twitter account.
Painted Cave to Camino Cielo, Highway 154 east to Ontare Road. Because Highway 154 was closed, evacuees had to come down old San Marcos, officials said. Drivers can use Highway 101 as an alternate route.
As of Tuesday morning, 600 firefighters had been sent to quell the fire, and there were no reported injuries or destroyed homes, he said. "Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps with questions related to this potential outage", Ready SBC states.
The dangers of the cycle of fire and flood is a raw memory in the region.
The fire was mainly burning through dry, brushy canyons and ridges in forested areas but evacuations were ordered in populated foothill areas.