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Evacuation Orders Cancelled For Central Coast Brush Fires; 600+ Acres Burned

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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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Fire commanders work to nail down blazes burning in Santa Barbara County, northeast of Lompoc

Firefighters are hoping to get full containment Saturday of a series of fires which have burned 600 acres of brush northeast of Lompoc.

What’s called the Rucker Fire forced a number of evacuations, and threatened a number of homes and other structures.

A series of blazes was reported near Purisma Road and Harris Grade just after 2 p.m. Friday. The fast moving blazes prompted a number of evacuation orders, but firefighters stopped the flames, and all evacuations were cancelled by around eight Friday night.

No homes were damaged. Containment is at 10%. The cause of the fires is still under investigation.