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Central Coast Brush Fire Burns 125+ Acres; Some Evacuations Ordered

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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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An air tanker makes a drop on a brush fire burning on the Central Coast outside of Buellton Monday night

A brush fire has forced evacuation of some ranches on the Central Coast, and closed a section of the northbound 101. The blaze is burning outside of Buellton, off of the 101 between Highways 154 and 246. Santa Barbara County issued evacuation orders for some ranches northeast of Buellton.

Firefighters sat the blaze has the potential to grow to several hundred acres. As of 5 p.m., it was reported to be a 125 acre fire. The northbound 101 has been closed between Highways 154 and 246.

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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