Brush Fire Contained in Hope Ranch
Update by edhat staff
October 24, 2017
Santa Barbara County fire crews responded to the 4500 block of Vieja Drive at 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a vegetation fire. Upon arrival they found 1/4 acre of thick brush on fire. The cause appeared to be a tree falling into a power pole, causing wires to arch, which started a fire underneath, said Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni.
The power lines were still energized when crews arrived as they waited for So Cal Edison to arrive and turn off the power. In the meantime, fire crews continued to hit the fire with water from a distance.
Crews were then successfully able to keep the fire to 1/4 acre and mop up after So Cal Edison turned off the power in the area.
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
6:55 p.m., October 23, 2017
Report of a vegetation fire in the 4500 Block of Vieja Drive Santa Barbara.