Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

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Update by edhat staff

Firefighters have controlled a fire in the center divider of Highway 101 near Los Olivos on Friday afternoon.

The fire had jumped the freeway and burned approximately 15 acres before fire crews and an air support unit controlled it as it had the potential for 100 acres. 

There were no injuries, no structures threatened, and crews are on the scene mopping up. The cause is under investigation.

California Highway Patrol had shut down Highway 101 for a period of time. One northbound lane remains open and southbound lanes are open.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:02 p.m., August 14, 2020
 

Highway 101 northbound near SR-154 is closed due to a fire in the center divider.

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MountainMan4865 Aug 14, 2020 04:20 PM
Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

If it was behind the mountains and to the east - that would be either the Lake Fire or the Ranch Fire. This fire at 101 and 154 in Buellton would have been to the West, but I don't think it put up any plumes. I believe we're also having some monsoonal moisture so it's possible that it's a straight up cumulus cloud rather than a pyrocumulus cloud.

Kew Aug 14, 2020 02:27 PM
Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

Interesting Los Olivos video. Sorry, but, I can't help but notice the swaying tin of Sex Wax hanging from the driver's rear view mirror (0:13), background rap cruisin' music and the audio saying "poor guy!" Such a smooth California vibe!

bosco Aug 14, 2020 01:55 PM
Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

The real question is what's that guy thinking in the video? Does he think he's going to put the fire out with a shovel? Just leave it be and let the Fire Department handle it. Why put yourself in danger and block access to emergency vehicles?

a-1597438777 Aug 14, 2020 01:59 PM
Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

BOSCO - some people like to help in emergency situations, others like to sit at a keyboard and criticize those trying to help. Guess which ones society appreciates the most?

SBSand Aug 14, 2020 01:22 PM
Highway 101 Center Divider Fire Stopped at 15 Acres

Really?

Could have been someone tossing a cigarette or other fiery thing from their car, or something scraping the ground and throwing up sparks. Happens a lot. Hopefully they nip it so that we don't see any problems, it's pretty hot and windy today!

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