SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a fire at a homeless encampment Tuesday evening.
The fire was first reported around 6 p.m. near Highway 217 and Sandspit Road in Goleta by Goleta Beach.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded and found a small fire burning near the bike path that was producing a significant amount of smoke.
Firefighters were able to stop forward progress of the fire after it burned about a quarter-acre.
Fire crews were expected to remain on scene for several hours Tuesday night to continue mop-up operations.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office also responded.