Santa Barbara County Sheriff have detained a man for questions regarding the start of the fire.
It appears the man started a warming fire that got out of control.
A small vegetation fire broke out among bamboo and ice plant. It happened below the 1200 block of Channel Drive on Butterfly Beach around 11:45 a.m. on Monday.
According to Montecito Fire Protection District the fire was knocked down just after 12 p.m.
Crews remain at the beach mopping up.