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Firefighters respond to vegetation fire burning in Cuyama Valley

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department

CUYAMA, Calif. - Fire crews from Santa Barbara and Kern counties responded to a vegetation fire burning in the Cuyama Valley Friday.

The fire broke out along Highway 33 about two miles south of Highway 166 around 4:10 p.m.

By 4:45 p.m., the fire burned about 30 acres according to Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

The fire is burning in light fuel at a moderate rate of spread, but two structures were fully involved. The type of structures was not immediately clear.

Four aircraft and a helicopter were called to respond to the fire, Eliason said. Both Santa Barbara County and Kern County fire departments are responding, as well as Los Padres National Forest and Ventura County fire departments.

By 5:15 p.m., forward progress of the fire was stopped at 35 acres and some two of the aircraft were called off, according to Eliason.

Smoke from the fire can be seen from Pacific Gas & Electric's Alert Wildfire camera.

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