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Little growth for Alisal brush fire Saturday, with containment of blaze in Santa Barbara County up to 53%

Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason
A firefighting helicopter makes a drop on the Alisal Fire Saturday

Meanwhile, Red Flag Warning for Santa Ana winds, elevated brush fire danger in Ventura County cancelled.

Firefighter continue to build continment lines around Santa Barbara County's Alisal wildfire, with containment up to 53% Saturday night.

The blaze grew by only about 50 acres on Saturday.

More than 1700 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are focused on knocking down hot spots. The fire stands at just over 17,250 acres burned.

Weather conditions remain favorable for firefighters, with cooler temperatures, higher humidity and a drop in wind in the forecast.

Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday night for the areas west of Highway 101 on the Gaviota Coast, as well as for Hollister Ranch.

Meanwhile, a Red Flag Warning for Santa Ana winds, and elevated brush fire danger for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties was cancelled Saturday night.