Firefighters Hoping To Nail Down Containment Of Brush Fire On Central Coast

Oct 2, 2017

Firefighters are hoping to get full containment Monday night on a 400 acre plus brush fire which continues to burn on the Central Coast.

The Rucker fire started Friday afternoon northeast of Lompoc, forcing evacuations and threatening homes during its first few hours. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before they could reach houses. They had been hoping for full containment Sunday, but a flareup resulted in the containment being delayed a day.

Firefighters think the series of blazes which made up what was known as the Rucker fire might have been caused by an issue with a passing vehicle.