Large Homeless Camp Catches Fire in Goleta
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a large homeless encampment fire burning along Highway 101 in Goleta on Monday evening.
Fire crews arrived around 11:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Highway 101 between Los Carneros and Fairview exits. Initially, crews thought the incident was a structure fire but when the first engine company arrived they learned it was a "large homeless encampment fire" burning between Highway 101 and the railroad tracks, said Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli.
Crews extinguished the fire and mopped up hot spots.
California Highway Patrol monitored traffic in the area. There were no reported injuries or damaged structures.