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Brushfire In Remote Area Of Santa Barbara County Fully Contained

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011 10:06pm


A brushfire in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County is now 100% contained.  The nearly 700 acre Figueroa blaze is burning in some rugged canyon areas north of the Sisquoc River area, near Tunnel Ranch.

The fire was first discovered around 1 p.m. on Saturday (9/3).  More than 325 firefighters, along with air tankers and helicopters have been battling the blaze.  Firefighters had to deal with heavy brush, and limited access on rugged dirt roads.  No structures were damaged.  It was fully contained midday Monday (9/5)

There’s no word on the cause of the fire.


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