260 Acre Brush Fire Contained in Cuyama

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Update by the Edhat Staff
11:03 p.m., June 25, 2017 

The Cuyama Fire is fully contained at 260 acres as of 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Captain Dave Zaniboni confirms the cause of the fire was due to downed power lines. 


Update by the Edhat Staff
5:36 p.m., June 25, 2017 

Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) crews have stopped the forward progress of a 200-250 acre brush fire in the Cuyama Valley.
At 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, SBCFD responded with the Los Padres National Forest Service to a report of a vegetation fire. It started near Cebrian Ave and Perkins Road in the Cuyama Valley, just south of Cuyama. Crews found a fast moving fire that was spotting ahead of itself and spreading rapidly in an easterly direction with 20mph winds, reported Captain Dave Zaniboni.
As of 5:15 p.m., the fire was reportedly at 200-250 acres and forward progress has stopped.
Two air tankers and one helicopter were on scene making air drops to help halt progress. The fire burned into some agricultural fields which helped contain the spread, said Zaniboni. 
Initially, there were residential structures threatened on Cebrian Ave, but those are now safe. Containment numbers are not yet available and crews will remain on scene. 
Captain Zaniboni stated there is no official cause of this fire, but did confirm there were downed power lines in the area. 


By Roger the Scanner Guy
3:44 p.m., June 25, 2017 

A vegetation fire in Cuyama at Cebrian and Perkins Road, 25-35 mph winds.

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MountainMan4865 Jun 25, 2017 04:16 PM
260 Acre Brush Fire Contained in Cuyama

We just caught some of it on the scanner. Sounds like they've made a little progress, but estimating it at 50 acres so far.

MountainMan4865 Jun 25, 2017 04:28 PM
260 Acre Brush Fire Contained in Cuyama

Right now there's a crew on the tarmac of the airport. It sounds like their still trying to protect a line of 25 houses along Cebrian, but the threat is not immediate.

Two air tankers called in, it sounds like, as well as at least one copter.

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