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Cabin Fire Burns Several Acres at Zaca Lake Retreat

Update 9:37 p.m.

Fire crews have put out a fire at Zaca Lake Retreat, but not before it destroyed a large cabin.

Some people may recognize the area – just north of Los Olivos – as a location for commercials, and movies such as Friday the Thirteenth.

Slideshow: Zaca Lake retreat fire

Downed power lines are visible. Investigators are trying to determine if they caused the fire.

No one was at the resort off Foxen Canyon Road when the fire started before 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The fire burned 3-5 acres. Smoke was visible at least as far away as Los Alamos. Crews remained on scene putting out hot spots late Wednesday night.

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One structure, believed to be a barn, is fully engulfed in flames and has spread over into the nearby brush, according to emergency radio traffic. Mike Eliason with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department tweeted that the fire is about 3-5 acres in size at this time with a moderate rate of spread.

Eliason says the fire is spreading uphill. One helicopter is continually making water drops, as two fire engine crews are fighting the fire from the ground.

Crews are reporting downed power lines across the road between Zaca Lake and the structure on fire.

The Los Padres Forest Service is taking the lead on this incident. The fire is located on Los Padres forest land.

No further details were immediately available. Check back for continued updates.

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