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Firefighters in mopup mode for brush fire in foothills northwest of Goleta

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Mike Eliason
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Santa Barbara County Fire Department
A helicopter makes a water drop on the Annie brush fire northwest of Goleta Thursday afternoon.

Blaze chars 25 acres: no home threatened.

Firefighters are continuing to mop up a brush fire burning in the foothills of southern Santa Barbara County.

The fire started just after 2 p.m. Thursday northwest of Goleta, off of the northern end of Glen Annie Road. Santa Barbara County firefighters called out helicopters and air tankers to battle the blaze. They had the upper hand on the 25 acre blaze in about three hours.

No structures were threatened. 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.