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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Central Coast Brush Fire

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)
A brush fire cuased a scare on the Central Coast Friday afternoon, threatening some homes before fighters got the upper hand on it.

Some evacuations ordered, but no homes reported destroyed or damaged

Santa Barbara County firefighters are mopping up a 35 acre plus brush fire which at one point threatened some homes on the Central Coast. The Santa Lucia fire is burning near Highway 1 northwest of Lompoc.

The fire started at about 1:30 Friday afternoon, prompting some evacuations near South Constellation Road.

No structures were reported destroyed or damaged. Firefighters hit the blaze hard with air tankers and helicopters. By 4:30, it was 50% contained.

Some firefighters will remain on the scene into Saturday, as they work towards full containment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.