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