By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor

Crews continued doing restoration work on Friday on a vegetation fire that charred about 100 acres in Los Padres National Forest north of Lake Cachuma earlier this week.

The blaze along Happy Canyon Road — dubbed the Range Fire for its proximity to an informal roadside shooting range — was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

With favorable weather conditions, firefighters were able to contain the flames fairly quickly. The fire was burning on both sides of Happy Canyon Road, which is a main route into the forest and the San Rafael Wilderness.

More than three dozen personnel remained assigned to the incident on Friday, according to Andrew Madsen, a Los Padres National Forest spokesman.

He added that crews were expected to remain on scene through Sunday.

“Mop up is nearly complete, and full containment is expected Sunday,” Madsen said in a tweet on Friday.

Cause of the fire remained under investigation, Madsen said.

No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported in the blaze.

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