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New Brush Fire Reported To Be Burning 10 to 20 Acres of Brush In Mountains Above Gaviota Coast

(Photo by John Palminteri)
Brush fire burning Wednesday evening on Gaviota coastline

A brush fire is burning 10 to 20 acres of brush on the Gaviota coastline.

The fire was discovered just after 4:30 this afternoon, about a mile north of Highway 101 near Refugio Road. Some of the aircraft being used to fight the Rey Fire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara are being diverted to try to stop the spread of this new blaze.

There’s no word on whether any structures are threatened at this point by what's being called the "Bar" fire.

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.