Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

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Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres
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Update by edhat staff
8:00 p.m., May 27, 2019

Firefighters are on the scene of a five-acre brush fire off Highway 101 in Gaviota that sparked Monday.

At 6:34 p.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the northbound area just north of Highway 1 and discovered a two-acre brush fire heading uphill in medium brush at a slow rate of speed.

About an hour later the fire was reported to be near five acres and at 8:00 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department updated the fire to be between five and eight acres with a slow rate of spread. Crews are putting in hose lays to surround the fire with five engines, two water tenders, two hand crews, two tankers, two dozers, and one helicopter on scene.

The ramp from Highway 1 to the northbound side of Highway 101 is temporarily closed.

No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.

Photo: SBCFD

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
6:15 p.m., May 27, 2019

Vegetation fire on Highway 101 just north of Highway 1, numerous reporting parties.

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Luvaduck May 28, 2019 09:38 AM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

It's starting. The damp ground and new growth will keep it manageable for a while, but I dread late July through late October.

Bug Girl May 28, 2019 08:09 AM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

Driving by this morning Tuesday 5/28 at 6:40AM there was still one engine on scene and a crew putting out the last of the hot spots. There was still a bit of smoke, and a burned section was visible from the freeway, but it looks like it's under control and 'out' at this point. Good job Fire Fighters, THANK YOU!

a-1563351992 May 27, 2019 08:17 PM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

John Palminteri: 1h hour ago...Fire update -"Starting to take off"- GAVIOTA light grass fire - Hwy 101 NB near Hwy 1 Several Santa Barbara Co. engines en route, Helicopter 3, hand crews. Near power lines. Frontage Rd., https://twitter.com/JohnPalminteri

a-1563351992 May 27, 2019 08:12 PM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

KEYT update (power lines?), photos: https://www.keyt.com/news/breaking-highway-101-fire-spreads-in-gaviota/1081399284

a-1563351992 May 27, 2019 08:08 PM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

CHP website: 6:09 PM Report of Fire, US101/US101 N Sr1 OFR. 7:52 PM -- SR1 ON TO NB 101 IS CLOSED / NOT THE FREEWAY. 6:24 PM -- FIRE ON FRONTAGE RD JEO US101 FIRE 97. 6:21 PM -- SHUTTING DOWN THE NB ONR. 6:21 PM -- TO STATE PARKS HAVE 2 UNITS ENRT. 6:15 PM -- [CHP]-ADTL RP ADVSD VEHS REVERSING ON THE FREEWAY CONC THE FIRE WILL JUMP. 6:10 PM -- BRUSH FIRE. 6:09 PM BRUSH FIRE STARTING ON RHS.

klcshank May 27, 2019 07:17 PM
Gaviota Brush Fire Between 5 to 8 Acres

Size of fire remains at about five acres incoming fixed wing will really help knock this down. Per incident commander.

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