Santa Barbara City firefighters quickly extinguished a fire near the Castillo Street and Highway 101 offramp on Thursday morning. | Credit: Santa Barbara City Fire/Jim McCoy

A small vegetation fire broke out near Santa Barbara’s Castillo Street off-ramp at Highway 101 and the railroad tracks Thursday morning.

The call came in to Santa Barbara City Firefighters around 10:50 a.m. Thursday morning. Firefighters created a line around the 30 foot by 50 foot fire to contain it and quickly put it out. The cause is currently under investigation. 

Jim McCoy, a Battalion Chief with the Santa Barbara Fire Department, said most of the smoke seen downtown came from a eucalyptus catching fire. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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