LOMPOC, Calif. - Forward progress of a fire burning along Highway 1 near Lompoc was stopped Monday afternoon.
The fire broke out just before 3 p.m. on Highway 1 about ten miles south of Lompoc.
According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a car fire spread to nearby vegetation. County Fire spokesman Mike Eliason said the fire was burning up hill at a slow rate of spread.
As of 5 p.m., Eliason said the fire had burned 30 acres and forward progress was stopped. At one point, the fire had potential to burn 50 acres, Eliason said.
#OneFire- A Coulson C-130 makes a phos-chek drop on the 30-acre One Fire Monday afternoon. Crews will remain on scene overnight securing the fireline and mopping up. Video by Capt. Tyler Gilliam/SBC Crew 10 pic.twitter.com/122Citvy0C— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) June 22, 2021
No structures were damaged.
Crews are expected to remain on scene overnight to finish mopping up the fire and make sure it doesn't flare up again.
The California Highway Patrol enforced the closure of Highway 1 in the area of the fire. By 4:50 p.m., one lane was reopened allowing for one-way traffic.
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