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Brush Fire In Santa Barbara County Up To 12,000 Acres; Containment At 45%

Firefighters say a brush fire that’s burning in northern Santa Barbara County has grown to 12,000 acres, but is now 45% contained.

The Canyon Fire is on the south end of Vandenberg Air Force Base. No structures have been lost to the fire, but some base facilities have been considered threatened.

More than 1,000 people are now involved in efforts to fight the fire, which started Saturday. The cause of the blaze is still 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.