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Firefighters quickly get upper hand on South Coast brush fire

Mike Eliason
Santa Barbara County Fire
A Santa Barbara County helicopter makes a water drop on a brush fire north of Goleta Sunday afternoon.

No structures reported threatened by Sunday afternoon blaze north of Goleta.

A brush fire caused a brief scare on the South Coast Sunday afternoon, sending up a billowing cloud of smoke in the foothills above Goleta.

The fire was discovered at around 2:30 p.m., just northwest of Fairview Avenue. The blaze was in the La Patera Ranch area.

Santa Barbara County firefighters say it burned at least 10 acres of brush, with the potential to reach 100. Despite some wind, firefighters got the upper hand on the blaze in about an hour.

No structures were damaged. There's no word on the cause of the fire.