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Firefighters Have Upper Hand On Brush Fire On Central Coast

Firefighters are continuing mopup Friday on a brush fire which burned about 150 acres of land on the Central Coast. The blaze was discovered at about 3 Thursday afternoon on the northern part of Vandenberg Air Force Base, near El Rancho Road.

No structures were threatened by what’s called the Rancho Fire. VAFB and Santa Barbara County firefighters were able to stop the growth of the fire by sunset yesterday.

They were able two wrap up firefighting efforts by around 9 p.m., but some crews were on the scene overnight to keep an eye out for hot spots. There’s no word on the cause of the blaze.

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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