Santa Maria Valley Brush Fire 50% Contained

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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.

Photo: SBCFD

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.

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ScannerAndrew Nov 28, 2020 02:52 PM
Santa Maria Valley Brush Fire 50% Contained

Last update was 3-4 acres in medium brush with slow rate of spread. Crews making good progress on the fire. Cal Fire strike team is enroute.

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