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.