Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

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Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc
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Updated by the edhat staff

Santa Barbara County fire crews have stopped the forward progress of a 24-acre brush fire south of Lompoc.

At 1:26 p.m. county fire crews responded to San Miguelito Road with Lompoc City firefighters and Los Padres National Forest firefighters with aircraft reinforcements.

The fire was estimated to have the potential to grow to 200 acres but crews stopped the forward progress at 24 acres. 

Crews are expected to remain on scene overnight to reinforce containment lines. There were no structures affected and no injuries, all evacuation orders were lifted.


By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County Firefighters are responding to a brush fire at Miguelito Park near Lompoc.

Units are on the scene reporting 10 - 20 acres on fire with structures threatened. 

This is a developing story.

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John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 02:28 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Looks like it's about a mile South of Lompoc. A weather sensor near there is reporting scary numbers (wind 30 gusting 56), but maybe it's malfunctioning?

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 02:32 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

gMaps sez 3mi. S., that wild wind speed is in Knots (even worse if true), and a sensor on Lompoc Hill is showing 16 - gust 20kt and 98 degrees.

mp805 Sep 07, 2020 02:40 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Just reported 3 minutes ago on twitter...#LitoFire - UPDATE- Air Attack reports there are no longer structures threatened. Fire is holding under 20 acres w slow rate of spread. FF’s on ground putting in hose lines and hand crews working cutting line making good progress while copter supporting w water drops....heres twitter link https://twitter.com/EliasonMike?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 03:07 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Structure looks like a ranch house in trees just West of the park on gMaps sat view. Hope they've saved it. Guess the fire started near there and movement toward the park is slow upwind? Thanks for the reports, giving us hope they've been able to knock it down quickly enough. Last night we saw what seemed to be fire vehicles staged with bright lights up in the foothills. Amazing job our fire crews are doing in this horrific weather with so much strain on resources statewide!

tagdes Sep 07, 2020 03:22 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Structure is no longer threatened, released 1 tanker, copter 308 back with fuel. Still committed with 10 engines, 2 brush trucks, 2 dozers and 2 each tenders and crews. Looking at containment.

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 03:35 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

One of the fire websites shows the location 2/3 of a mile due North of the park. Wherever it actually is, this seems to be a Good News story. Guess KEYT will have a story on this evening's news.

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 04:52 PM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Good sat view of all Western smoke & fires dwarfing this one as of 4:30 is on the NOAA site here:
https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/psw/GEOCOLOR/20202512331_GOES16-ABI-psw-GEOCOLOR-2400x2400.jpg

chico berkeley Sep 08, 2020 09:42 AM
Brush Fire Stopped at 24 Acres Near Lompoc

Just happened to go for a ride monday to check out the new construction going on for the new wind power job going on up there.
Past "lito" park to the top of the road is where the giant bases for the wind farm are and they are impressive,took a couple pics,headed down the canyon and yep a fire right above Miguelito park.I have to say my truck thermometer was hitting 104f in the canyon on the way down. I have a pic of big flames with a power pole in the flames.
We went to Surf beach after and it was 70f at the beach and were amazed at the crowds at Surf.Counted 30 cars parked up on the road and a full parking lot.
I think I like the north county more and more for numerous reasons.

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