Santa Ynez Brush Fire Contained at 45 Acres
Santa Barbara County firefighters contained a brush fire in Santa Ynez at 45 acres early Saturday evening.
Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of View Drive near Baseline Drive in Santa Ynez around 3:20 p.m.
Shortly thereafter the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued a mandatory evacuation for the nearby area.
Firefighters contained the fire with the help of aircrews. The evacuation order was lifted at 4:45 p.m. and it was 100% contained by 5:30 p.m.
A downed power line was reported in the area according to initial reports. The official cause of the fire is under investigation.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is issuing mandatory evacuations in the area of Baseline and View Drives in Santa Ynez due to a brush fire.
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
Brush fire in the 1800 Block of View Drive in Santa Ynez. It's a small fire due to power lines being down.