Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire

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Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire
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Photos: SBCFD

By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a brush fire off Turnpike.

Fire crews responded to the area of San Simeon Ave and Turnpike Ave at 3:18 p.m. Sunday for a reported brush fire. The area is north of Hollister Ave, south of the railroad tracks, and west of San Simeon Drive, near the area known as "Granny's Field."

The fire reached two acres before the forward progress was stopped. There were no threatened structures or injuries reported. 

An investigator is looking into the cause of the fire.

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a-1571053106 Jul 16, 2019 08:32 AM
Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire

This is not a homeless problem. I have walked that field excessively for the past 5 years. There are 3 types of people their. 1) Long term homeless who keep to themselves and do not light fires. They are in and out and keep an extremely low profile. 2)Transient drifters who come and go, leave a lot of trash and waste and very well could be lighting the occasional fire but doubtful. 3)Teenage boys who congregate to smoke weed, drink beers and party in the shrubs. They break their bottles when done putting glass everywhere. I've come across them more times than I can count. Taking bets on how this fire started? Talk to one of the teens.

a-1571053106 Jul 15, 2019 10:45 PM
Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire

The talk was having the helicopter drop on the mulch or compost piles... by the time the helicopter got there, it was mostly for show... one token drop and then it left. Made for a good picture, though. Didn't hear anything about homeless encampments.

tagdes Jul 15, 2019 04:12 PM
Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire

Be seeing 308 for a good while longer. The used National Guard Black Hawk they're just getting will take some time to convert to a Fire Hawk. Ventura Fire is getting 2 of them for the same deal, $1.7 mil ea. We waved the bids to save the about $19 mil difference for a new one.

a-1571053106 Jul 15, 2019 11:03 AM
Forward Progress Stopped in Turnpike Brush Fire

So glad the shanties were saved at Granny's Field. Was this a responsible use of a helicopter? Cool photo though, funny to see that one still flying.

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