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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A brush fire has forced the evacuation of some ranches on the Central Coast, but firefighters have made progress towards stopping it. The 200 acre blaze is burning outside of Buellton, off of Highway 101 between Highways 154 and 246.

Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting close to fully containing a brush fire on the Central Coast. The 110-acre Windmill Fire near Buellton is now 80% contained.

Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are getting a handle on a brush fire on the Central Coast.

The 110-acre Windmill Fire west of Buellton near Highway 246 is now 40% contained.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting the upper hand on a 110 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County firefighters now say they have 20% containment of a 100 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger, but residents of the Bobcat Springs area have been alerted of the potential for problems should the fire continue to grow.

If you live on the Central Coast, you may have felt the earth shake this weekend. A small earthquake hit Friday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 3.4 quake struck near Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County at 8:25 pm. That’s about eight miles northwest of Buellton and 11 miles northeast of Lompoc. People reported feeling the quake from Santa Maria to Goleta. The quake was followed by a small aftershock. 

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Authorities on the Central Coast are investigating a two-vehicle crash, involving a reported stolen car, that left an animal dead and a woman with major injuries.

It happened on Saturday around 5:30 am on Highway 154 near Foxen Canyon Road in the Buellton area. Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni said one vehicle slammed into a donkey that was wandering in the area.