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Firefighters extinguish 3-acre brush fire in Santa Ynez Valley

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. - Firefighters from Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Los Padres National Forest responded to a small brush fire burning in the Santa Ynez Valley Friday afternoon.

The fire was first reported around 11 a.m. near the 4000 block of Highway 154.

According to Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli, at around 1 p.m. the fire had burned around 3 acres and was being driven by wind.

By 5 p.m., the fire was reportedly out. It did not grow past 3 acres in size. The cause remains under investigation.

Firefighters engaged the fire on the ground and in the air with a Santa Barbara County air support unit.

Bertucelli said no injuries were reported.

California Highway Patrol is in charge of traffic control, but no restrictions were made.

Santa Barbara - South County / Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
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