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Firefighters knock out homeless encampment fire along Union Valley Parkway in Santa Maria

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ORCUTT, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire near Orcutt that started in a homeless encampment Wednesday morning.

The flames spread from the camp to the grass and willow vegetation surrounding it. It burned less than an acre. Fire crews had said it had the potential for spread but firefighters are now just mopping things up.

No structures were involved or threatened.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
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