Brush Fire On Central Coast Now Fully Contained

May 18, 2018

Firefighters have fully contained a brush fire on the Central Coast which caused some big concern when it was whipped out of control by wind.

The fire started in the Happy Canyon area of the Santa Ynez Valley at around one Thursday afternoon. Santa Barbara County firefighters initially thought they had the upper hand on it, but had to call in more resources when the wind spread the flames.

The 60 acre blaze was fully contained at about eight a.m. Friday. No structures were threatened. Fire investigators say the blaze was accidentally started by a hay harvesting operation.