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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Santa Ynez Valley Brush Fire

Mike Eliason
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Firefighters have the upper hand on a 50 acre plus brush fire in the Santa Ynez Valley.

No buildings were reported damaged.

Firefighters are mopping up a 50 acre plus brush fire on the Central Coast which at one point threatened some homes, and other structures.

The fire started at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, off of Caballo Lane in the Santa Ynez Valley. The area is northeast of Los Olivos.

Santa Barbara County firefighters used helicopters and air tankers to help stop the spread of the blaze.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason
The Caballo Fire bis burning in a rural area northeast of Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Some scattered structures in the area were initially threatened. None were ultimately damaged.

By 5 p.m. firefighters say the forward progress of the fire had been stopped, and all aircraft were sent home. Some firefighters are expected to be on the scene into Tuesday working to put out hot spots.

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.