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Firefighters respond to brush fire burning south of Lompoc

LOMPOC, Calif. - Fire crews responded to a report of a brush fire burning near Lompoc Friday afternoon.

It happened just before 2 p.m. on the 3500 block of Jalama Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, a person reported seeing the hillside on fire.

Lompoc Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to the area with multiple units.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli said the fire was a controlled burn that appeared to jump containment. Fire crews worked to put out flames and put down containment lines around the fire.

By 2:30 p.m. the fire had burned about half an acre with potential to burn up to one acre. No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported, Bertucelli said.

The fire is under investigation.

Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
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