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Evening Fire On South Coast Damages Buildings, Closes Businesses

Smoke, flames and explosions shook up old town Goleta Monday night just after 7.

A fire broke out in vegetation near a business in the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue near Orange.

A foot massage business and a storage area were damaged.

Firefighters saved nearby structures including the Mercury Lounge nightclub.

During the firefight, electrical bursts occurred and an evacuation was called for in the immediate area.

The street was also closed for several fire engines.

The cause remains under investigation

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