Miguelito Fire Caused by Target Shooting

By edhat staff

The 24-acre brush fire south of Lompoc that took place on Labor Day was determined to be caused by recreational target shooting.

The fire sparked on September 7th off San Miguelito Road around 1:30 p.m. Named the “Lito Fire,” Santa Barbara County firefighters along with Lompoc City firefighters, Los Padres National Forest firefighters, and aircraft reinforcements.

Evacuations were ordered for nearby residences and the fire was estimated to have the potential to grow to 200 acres. Crews were able to stop the forward progress at 24 acres.

There were no structures affected and no injuries, all evacuation orders were lifted.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department fire investigators announced the cause on Monday and reminded the public of the fire hazards associated with outdoor target shooting and the importance of following all local, state, and federal guidelines when doing so.

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  1. @Basicinfo805
    Genius move illegal shooter! Go out and shoot illegally somewhere for the h-ll of it and start a fire that our firefighters have to jump on. Not like we have a lot of extra fore resources right about now. Can’t CURE stupid.
    HAHA LOL Fixed it for you.

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