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Small brush fire extinguished near railroad tracks in Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara City firefighters extinguished a small brush fire that broke out along the railroad tracks Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 3:52 p.m. on the southbound side of Highway 101 near the Las Positas offramp.

Crews said the burn was 20-by-20 feet in size and took about 10 minutes to extinguish.

One lane of the freeway was blocked by a fire engine for about 15 minutes during the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Santa Barbara - South County / Traffic
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