Fire Breaks Out Near Castillo and Highway 101 in Santa Barbara
Smoke Seen Downtown from Eucalyptus that Catches Fire Near Castillo Street Off-Ramp
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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