Staff Report

A three-acre brush fire started in the late Friday morning, according to Santa Barbara County Fire officials. The fire was reported at 11:05 a.m. and crews from Santa Barbara County as well as Los Padres National Forest confirmed a 3-acre vegetation fire with flames being pushed by a west wind, SBC Fire Capt. Daniel Bertucelli said.

The county amped up their response to include four engine crews, a dozer crew, helicopter and water tender trucks, Bertuccelli said.

He did say the fire was moving in a moderate rate of speed and has not yet been considered “knocked down”. Crews are starting hose and containment lines.

As of 1:30 p.m., the cause of the fire is still under investigation and still burning, also local traffic will be impacted, according to Bertucelli.