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Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting close to fully containing a brush fire on the Central Coast. The 110-acre Windmill Fire near Buellton is now 80% contained.

Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are getting a handle on a brush fire on the Central Coast.

The 110-acre Windmill Fire west of Buellton near Highway 246 is now 40% contained.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting the upper hand on a 110 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County firefighters now say they have 20% containment of a 100 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger, but residents of the Bobcat Springs area have been alerted of the potential for problems should the fire continue to grow.

A brush fire has burned more than 30 acres of brush in central Santa Barbara County Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton.  The blaze is burning in light grass, and no structures are reported to be in immediate danger.

However, residents of the Bobcat Springs area have been alerted of the potential for problems should the fire continue to grow.  Firefighters are using aircraft in their efforts to contain the blaze.  There's no word on the cause yet.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Firefighters say they are making major progress in efforts to stop a 150 acre brush fire in Santa Barbara County that closed a section of Highway 1.

The Cruces Fire broke out just before noon Wednesday off of Highway 1, about three miles northwest of the 101-1 intersection.

A few ranches on the 7200 block of Highway 1 were evacuated as a precaution, but no other homes are reported to be directly threatened.

(Photo by Dave Zaniboni, Santa Barbara County Fire department)

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County has burned more than 150 acres of land, and has closed a section of Highway 1.

What's being called the Cruces Fire broke out just before noon off of Highway 1, about three miles northwest of the 101-1 intersection.

It's in a rugged, sparsely populated area.  A few ranches on the 7200 block of Highway 1 were evacuated as a precaution, but no other homes are reported to be directly threatened.

More than 150 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are fighting the fire.

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County has forced the closure of Highway 1.

What’s being called the Cruces Fire was reported just before noon Wednesday near Highway 1 about three miles northwest of the Highway 1-Highway 101 interchange.

No structures were reported to be immediately threatened.

Firefighters quickly knocked down some small spot brush fires along Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County Friday afternoon, but the fires closed the highway for more than three hours.

Traffic wasn't allowed to go up San Marcos Pass out of Santa Barbara.  Eastbound traffic coming from the Santa Ynez Valley was diverted into the Santa Barbara area via Old San Marcos Road.

The fires were first reported at about 3:45, and may have been sparked by a passing vehicle.

Highway 154 was closed for much of the Friday afternoon and evening commute.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Firefighters have finished mopup work at the scene of a brush fire in Ventura County which caused a lot of concern, but ultimately was stopped before it could cause damage.

The fire broke out just after four p.m. Wednesday off of Olsen Road in Simi Valley. It was on a hillside just southwest of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a brush fire which caused a big scare in Ventura County.

The 20 plus acre fire broke out just after 4 p.m. Wednesday off of Olsen Road in Simi Valley, just west of Wood Ranch Parkway.

Firefighters have the upper hand on a brush fire which has been burning near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line, but it could still be another day or two before it’s fully contained.

The fire started at around 5 p.m. Saturday north of Lake Piru, in the Los Padres National Forest.

Fire crews battled a brush fire in Ventura County this weekend.

The Canyon Fire broke out on Saturday in the Piru area of the Los Padres National Forest.

Firefighters quickly knocked down a small brush fire in eastern Ventura County which burned close to some homes.

The fire was discovered just after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon in a rugged canyon behind Arroyo Vista Street, north of Highway 101 in Newbury Park.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Firefighters have fully contained a brush fire on the Central Coast which caused some big concern when it was whipped out of control by wind.

The fire started in the Happy Canyon area of the Santa Ynez Valley at around one Thursday afternoon. Santa Barbara County firefighters initially thought they had the upper hand on it, but had to call in more resources when the wind spread the flames.

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