Forward Progress Stopped in Highway 166 Brush Fire

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Update by edhat staff

Firefighters responded to a brush fire off Highway 166 near Tepusquet Road on Sunday night.

At 10:31 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), Los Padres National Forest Fire Department, and Cal Fire responded approximately four to five miles east of Tepusquet Road and discovered five to ten acres of brush burning uphill at a slow rate of spread. 


There were no structures threatened and dozers made good progress with hand crews putting in hose lines. The fire had not increased much in size and crews stayed on the scene all night. The forward progess was stopped just before 2:00 a.m. Monday, reported SBCFD Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

Traffic restrictions are in place by the California Highway Patrol.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Reported by Scanner Andrew

Firefighters are responding to a report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 166 near Rock Front Ranch. Multiple callers.

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