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Small fire in Rocky Nook Park by historic Santa Barbara bridge

Mission Canyon Bridge
A small fire burned under the Mission Canyon bridge in Santa Barbara Sunday night. (Photo: City of Santa Barbara)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Firefighters raced into Mission Canyon Sunday night around 10 p.m. for a report of a vegetation fire at Rocky Nook Park.

The flames were seen under the historic bridge, in the dry leaves and burning up a tree.

Crews from both Santa Barbara County and City Fire were called in due to the fire being located on the line between the two coverage areas.

Hose lines were brought down to the creek and also from above.

The cause of the burn is under investigation.

The bridge dates back to the 1800s and is a main connector between Mission Canyon and the city. It is just a street turn away from Santa Barbara's Old Mission and right across from the Natural History Museum.

Multiple fire engines were called out, but some were sent back when the fire was determined to be small. It was brought under control within minutes.

In the overnight hours, a light rain fell in the area.

Santa Barbara- S County

John Palminteri

John Palminteri is senior reporter for KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News.


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