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Firefighters respond to structure fire that spread to nearby vegetation, forward progress stopped

Scott Safechuck / Santa Barbara County Fire

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Firefighters responded to a structure fire that spread to nearby grass in Lompoc near Cebada Canyon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

County Fire spokesperson Scott Safechuck said air attack was on the scene and estimated that the fire burned about five-and-a-half acres of light grass with the potential for 40 acres.

Around 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, Safechuck said forward progress of the fire was stopped.

At of 3:00 p.m., Safechuck said there was one structure on fire, located on the 3100 block of Avena Road in Lompoc – an uninhabited, single wide mobile home.

Safechuck said that one neighboring house self-evacuated.

The call time for this fire was 2:34 p.m. on Saturday, the cause of fire remains under investigation.

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