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Brush Fire On Central Coast Burns More Than 2200 Acres, Still Out Of Control

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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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Brush fire in Santa Barbara County burns more than 2200 acres, still out of control

A brush fire in northern Santa Barbara County has now burned more than 2200 acres of land, and prompted the cancellation of a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

What’s known as the Canyon Fire is burning in a canyon on Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Ynez Road. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger from the fire, which started Saturday night.

The fire prompted the precautionary cancellation of at a rocket launch scheduled from Vandenberg Sunday morning.

Hundreds of firefighters are involved in battling the blaze, which is currently at zero percent containment.

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.