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Fire crews responding to a 211-acre vegetation fire on Highway 1 west of Las Cruces Thursday

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a 211-acre vegetation fire in the 7200 block of Highway 1 near Sunburst Farm and Sanctuary west of the Las Cruces split Thursday afternoon.

As of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, the fire is now fully contained posted by Santa Barbara County Fire's X account.

According to Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the fire has a moderate rate of spread through cut grasses and air attack has requested two additional tankers join the initial response for a total of six fixed-wing tankers and two helicopters.

The cause of the fire, which was first reported at 12:15 p.m., remains under investigation and no structures are currently threatened detail Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

This is an evolving emergency fire response and more information will be added to this article as it is confirmed.

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