Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

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Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154
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Update by edhat staff
5:30 p.m., June 29, 2018

At 3:40 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire on SR-154 near Windy Gap. Since the fire was within the Los Padres National Forest, the Los Padres Forest Service was already on scene. 

Crews found 3-4 separate fires along the roadway that had merged into one fire. Firefighters contained the fire to less that one acre.

The highway was closed for a short time but at least one lane has reopened.

A Los Padres fire investigator is on the scene to determine the cause and Los Padres forest crews will remain in the area to mop up.

(SBCFD Photo)

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
3:42 p.m., June 29, 2018

Four small brush fires in the 2100 block of San Marcos Pass on Highway 154. County is sending dozers.

Photos by Andrew Langley

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a-1530312971 Jun 29, 2018 03:56 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

CHP website:
3:41 PM 5 [9] PER ADDT'L JWO SAN ANTONIO CREEK - NEAR RDWY. 3:41 PM 4 [5] PER ADD'L VERY CLOSE TO RDWY, IN 3 DIFF SPOTS. 3:40 PM. 3:40 PM [2] [Appended, 15:40:46] [1] BRUSH FIRE STARTING. 3:40 PM 1 [1] VISUAL OF FIRE - XFER SBSO/FD

a-1530314166 Jun 29, 2018 04:16 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

I saw fire extinguishers at Costco yesterday and thought to myself I should get one for my car. Maybe for a roadside fire like someone used on this #154 fire. Cheap, I think $19.

a-1530314332 Jun 29, 2018 04:18 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

CHP WEBSITE, update: 4:06 PM 17 [64] B29-220 CT 97 SETTING UP A HARD CLOSURE.
4:06 PM 16 [62] 1039 SLOCC // WILL START UNIT.
4:05 PM 15 [61] 210 OIC REQ BUE START UNIT TO CLOSE DOWN EB TRAFFIC AT PAINTED CAVE UNITL CT 97.
4:00 PM 13 [58] B29-220 154 / CAT OAKS CLOSED DIVERTING TRAFFIC OFF.
3:58 PM 12 [56] B29-240 WB ONR TO 154 FROM 192 CLOSED DOWN.
3:58 PM 11 [54] NOW REQ EB TRAFFIC CLOSED AT PAINTED CAVE.
3:57 PM 10 [53] SBSO ADVS FIRE POSS BEGAN DUE TO UNK VEH SPARKING.

a-1530320516 Jun 29, 2018 06:01 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

A few days ago we saw a pick up truck with a trailer. A chain between hook up was dragging and sparking pretty good. It didn't occur to me then that it could start a fire - now I'm ready to start honking and pointing next time I see something like that!

TWOSCOOPS Jun 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

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a-1530393143 Jun 30, 2018 02:12 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

Carry fire extinguisher in car, in case during _your own_ evacuation, you have to fight your way out. New wildfire realities require new thinking and planning.

a-1530467059 Jul 01, 2018 10:44 AM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

Carry fire extinguishers in your backpack, on your bike, on a dog backpack (some dogs like to feel like they're working when out for a jog)...new wildfire realities...think more proactively. You might be able to stop a tiny spot fire from becoming a massive missile of destruction.

a-1530480508 Jul 01, 2018 02:28 PM
Brush Fire Contained to One Acre on Highway 154

I was in Lompoc and was shocked at the number of firework sales stands. Here's a plan. Every organization that feels the only way to raise funds is to sell FIREworks, let's all donate what they would have made doing that (next year) and ask them to skip selling fireworks. Can someone who lives in Lompoc please list who is doing the selling?

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