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Brush Fire Reported In Santa Barbara County, On Gaviota Coast

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on the scene of a brush fire burning on the Gaviota coast. The fire is reported to be off of Highway 101, in the area of El Capitan State Beach.

There’s no word yet on the size of the fire, which was reported at around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Aircraft have been called in to aid firefighters at the scene. The area is sparsely populated, but there are campgrounds in the area.

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.