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It's done! Firefighters get full containment of brush fire northwest of Goleta

Mike Eliason
Santa Barbara County Fire
Firefighters mopping up Annie Brush fire northwest of Goleta Thursday.

Blaze chars about seven acres: no homes threatened.

A brush fire which sent a big plume of smoke in the foothills of Southern Santa Barbara County is now fully contained.

The fire started just after 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon northwest of Goleta, near Glen Annie Road. Firefighters aided by aircraft stopped the spread of the blaze in about three hours, and it was fully contained by around sunset.

It was originally believed to be about 25 acres in size, but later mapping showed it had burned about seven acres.

No homes 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.