SANTA MARIA, Calif.– Fire crews with Los Padres National Forest have fully contained a vegetation fire at 17 acres with on-site fire personnel remaining in the area to cleat up pockets of heat.
Around 6:40 p.m firefighters responded to a car fire, which later caused turned into vegetation fire.
Los Padres National Forest firefighters were assisted by engine crews from Chumash Fire Department and Vandenberg Space Force Base relay Los Padres National Forest.
Road Fire update— Los Padres NF (@LosPadresNF) September 15, 2023
17 acres. 100% contained.
Crews have built direct control line around the fire and are now mopping up pockets of heat. Assisting Los Padres NF are engine crews from the Chumash Fire Department and Vandenburg Space Force Base. pic.twitter.com/RTPdawc1Zs
The fire was reported about six miles east of Rockfront Ranch on the south side of Highway 166.
Highway 166 was closed between Highway 101 in Santa Maria and Highway 33.