Firefighters Contain Small Gaviota Brush Fire

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Firefighters Contain Small Gaviota Brush Fire
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Update by Santa Barbara County Fire Department
2:45 p.m., July 17, 2019
 
The cause of the wildland fire on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Gaviota area, was determined to be a result of large bird contacting high-voltage power lines. The bird ignited after contacting the power lines and fell to the ground igniting the vegetation below.

Update by edhat staff
9:45 a.m., July 17, 2019

Santa Barbara County firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a small brush fire in Gaviota.

At 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, fire crews responded to a brush fire in the area east of Highway 101 near Highway 1. They discovered a 1/4 acre brush fire burning in light vegetation at a slow rate of spread.

Crews quickly stopped the forward progress of the fire. There were no threatened structures and no reported injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
7:53 a.m., July 17, 2019

Brush fire near Highway 101 and Highway One with flames on the hills of the East Side by Northbound lanes.

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Luvaduck Jul 18, 2019 09:08 AM
Firefighters Contain Small Gaviota Brush Fire

The thing that scares me most about this spate of small fires is that if conditions were different they could quickly have become monsters. That's what I fear will happen when the dampness of our spring rains goes away, the heat goes up and Santa Annas come.

tagdes Jul 17, 2019 07:55 PM
Firefighters Contain Small Gaviota Brush Fire

Early on they were reporting no wires down to all incoming because it was right under power lines. It was later found to be started by a bird hitting the lines.

tagdes Jul 17, 2019 08:22 AM
Firefighters Contain Small Gaviota Brush Fire

Springs Incident ( for Gaviota Hot Springs ) off of Las Canovas, stage the dozer, forward progress stopped. brush 318 and 330 with water tender 32, no aircraft needed.

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