Wind-Driven Brush Fire Growing Near Los Alamos
(Photos: David Neels/SBC)
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County firefighters are attacking a wind-driven brush fire just north of Los Alamos.
At 11:15 a.m. Friday, fire crews responded to the area of 7700 Highway 101 near Palmer Road and discovered a vegetation fire. It's currently 2-4 acres burning light to moderate fuel with a rapid rate of spread due to heavy northern winds producing spot fires.
Named the "Deer Incident," SBCFD issued a full vegetation fire response to include air tankers and three helicopters making water drops.
There are currently no structures threatened and no injuries. The cause is under investigation.
Vegetation Fire, 7700 Hwy 101 #DeerInc C/T 1115. 2-4 acres being pushed by a strong north wind. No structures threatened. Full veg response with aircraft. Will update as info becomes available. Call newsline. @EliasonMike pic.twitter.com/mhMWPdsI1j
— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) October 18, 2019