Vegetation Fire Along Highway 101
Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 2:03pm two separate vegetation fires were reported along the southbound lanes of HWY 101 located near the Los Patos Wy. and Hot Springs Rd. exits. Both fires were in thick vegetation underneath Eucalyptus grove canopies.
Santa Barbara City Fire Department dispatched 3 engines and Battalion 714 along with one engine from Montecito Fire Department. Crews quickly made access to stop the forward spread of the fire and extinguish the flames. Amtrak trains and Union Pacific rail lines were temporarily closed due to proximity of the fires to rail lines and for the safety of personnel engaged in firefighting operations. Rail lines remained closed due to fire investigation efforts for approximately 2 hours. Rail lines re-opened at 3:45pm.
Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara City Fire Department
Vegetation Fire near 40 Los Patos in the Center Divider of Highway 101, SBCITY FIRE FULL RESPONSE.