Homeless Camp Fire in Goleta
(Photos: Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County firefighters extinguished a large fire at a homeless encampment between Elwood Station Road and Highway 101 in Goleta Tuesday morning.
At 6:25 a.m., fire crews responded to the area for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival they discovered the camp fully involved in fire putting up a lot of thick black smoke between the railroad tracks and freeway, reports Captain Dave Zaniboni.
A makeshift structure was burning in the brush and caught nearby trees on fire, as well as surrounding belongings. Crews knocked down the fire quickly and are on scene mopping up the area.
It's unknown how the fire started. There were no injuries reported and the railroad tracks and freeway is open.