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UPDATE: Vegetation fires break out in Lompoc, New Cuyama

Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Fire / Scott Safechuck

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Vegetation fires broke out in Lompoc and New Cuyama Saturday afternoon, according to Santa Barbara County Fire.

The vegetation fire in Lompoc was reported at the 5000 block of Hapgood Road on Highway 246 that goes to and from Lompoc and Buellton, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Spokesperson Scott Safechuck.

Safechuck says, residents in the area were evacuated in order to take down the fire. It currently stands at 50% percent contained and burned one acre with a potential of 10 acres after containment.

The "Hapgood" fire was reported at approximately 12:39 p.m. and forward progress Stopped at 2:06 p.m. Crews remain on the scene for containment and mop-up.

SB County Fire diverted their resources over to New Cuyama, which was reported over an hour later. Safechuck says, six Air Support Unit supplying with tanks are responding to the brush fire.

Courtesy: PG&E

AlertCalifornia cameras show heavy smoke and winds coming from the area.

The fire in New Cuyama dubbed the "Plant Incident" fire has burned between 300 to 400 acres and steadily growing. There's no word yet on containment levels.

According to Safechuck, evacuation orders are being placed from Aliso Canyon Road to Wasioja Road.

The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 166 and is diverting traffic to Highway 101.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information comes in.

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