SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters responded to a brush fire burning alongside Highway 101 south of Buellton Wednesday.
The fire was first reported around 1:40 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 101 and Old Coast Highway near the Nojoqui summit.
The fire was located on the right side of the northbound lane of the highway, burning brush alongside the hill.
VegetationFire- #Coast Fire - Hwy 101 n/b 3 miles south of Buellton. SBC FF’s were able to quickly keep a roadside fire to under 1/2 acre Wednesday with the help of a Caltrans crew that put water on the fire prior to SBC’s arrival. C/T 1:42 pm pic.twitter.com/vwSBiiXOOJ— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) July 21, 2021
California Highway Patrol called for the closure of one lane of the highway directly adjacent to the fire, according to the agency's online incident log.
Firefighters made quick work of the roadside fire and were able to contain the blaze to less than a half-acre.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was assisted by Caltrans with the response.