Lightning Sparks Brush Fires Throughout County

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Update by edhat staff
2:00 p.m., August 15, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reports the forward progress on all brush fires in the county have been stopped. Crews will remain on the scene of all incidents until they are 100% mopped up.

There were no injuries reported.

 

Lighting Strike Fires UPDATE. Forward progress on all veg fires have been stopped. Crews will remain on scene of all incidents until 100% mopped up. No injuries reported. Call newsline for updated info on Surf Fire on Hollister Ranch. Video of coordination between air and ground pic.twitter.com/55EhlfM4ce

— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) August 15, 2020

 


By edhat staff
8:45 a.m., August 15, 2020
 

A lightning storm is believed to have sparked multiple brush fires throughout Santa Barbara County on Saturday morning.

One brush fire is located off Drum Canyon near Los Alamos and the other is by the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) reports mutiple lightning strikes in western Santa Barbara County.

The fire in Solvang is approximately at 30-foot spot fire that was called in around 8:40 a.m.

The brush fire near Drum Canyon is estimated to be currently two acres but with the potential to grow to 100 acres. Air support has been requested. 

There's a possibility a third fire is reported off Highway 1 near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Two more fires have been reported near Hollister Ranch and in Santa Maria.

Lightning over Vandenberg Village (Photo: Dr. Nichole Dechaine)

Photo: SBCFD

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Roger Aug 15, 2020 10:59 AM
Lightning Sparks Brush Fires Throughout County

SBCity mutual aide to the Surf Incident at Hollister Ranch Fire, anoth engine going to Buellton. At Vandenberg there is a vegetation fire with potential to 150 acres...

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