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Brush Fire In Los Padres National Forest Fully Contained; Burned More Than 1000 Acres

(U.S. Forest Service photo)
Part of the Los Padres National Forest charred by the Front Fire

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County we’ve been telling you about for the last two weeks is now fully contained.

The Front Fire burned just over a thousand acres of land in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 30 miles northeast of Santa Maria.

It started August 19th near Rockfront Ranch. At its peak, more than 600 people were involved in fighting the fire, aided by some jumbo jet air tankers and helicopters.

No structures were destroyed by the blaze. The cause of the fire 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. 
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