Santa Maria Valley Brush Fire 50% Contained
Update by edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Firefighters are expecting full containment on Sunday of a brush fire east of Santa Maria.
At 1:51 p.m., crews and air tankers responded to the area of Foxen Canyon Road and Orcutt Garey Road near the Rancho Sisquoc area. The first arriving crew noticed visible smoke from a distance and reported 2-3 acres burning in heavy brush at a moderate rate of spread. Responding air tankers reported the fire had a potential of 5-7 acres.
Approximately two hours later, County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli reported the forward progress of the fire was stopped at 13 acres with 50% containment, full containment is expected Sunday morning.
Two engines and a crew will remain on the scene overnight mopping up and patrolling the perimeter.
There were no injuries or threatened structures. An investigator will determine the cause of the fire.
Reported by Scanner Andrew
County fire is on scene of a brush fire near Foxen Canyon Road & Orcutt Garey Rd, Santa Maria. Estimating at 3 acres now with potential for 7 acres. No structures threatened.