More than a dozen Santa Barbara County fire engines are responding to a vegetation fire estimated to be 50 acres and growing in the Burton Mesa area just behind the La Purisima Mission in Lompoc. A number of houses in Cebada Canyon are in the process of evacuating. County Fire Department spokesperson Dave Zaniboni,on his way to the scene, called the situation a “major fire potential.” AccuWeather cites winds in Lompoc at 15 miles per hour.
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