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Firefighters make quick work of fire burning alongside HWY 101 near Buellton

Crews responded to a fire burning near Buellton Wednesday
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Crews responded to a fire burning near Buellton Wednesday

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.

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.

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