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Firefighters battle vegetation fire off Highway 166 near Santa Maria

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The fire is located east of Rock Front Ranch within the Los Padres National Forest.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Fire announced they have firefighters helping to respond to a fire that broke out off Highway 166 east of Rock Front Ranch in Santa Maria.

The fire was called in around 3:20 p.m. and is located within the Los Padres National Forest.

As of 4:10 p.m., the fire is about three to five acres in size and is spreading at a moderate rate.

Four helicopters and multiple engines are battling the burn both from the county and the National Forest.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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