H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Oct 17, 2012 3:51 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

1 firefighter injured in Lookout Fire, winds remain top concern

The Santa Barbara County Fire department says expected afternoon winds are the biggest concern as firefighters battle the 15-acre Lookout Fire between Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road. The fire is burning along the top of a slope in a rocky area, where there is a lack of fuel due to defensible space cleared by homeowners.

So far, no structures have been lost or damaged.

Southern California Edison was on scene dealing with some downed power lines in the area, however the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the cause of the fire is not related to the power lines at this point.

One firefighter received a minor leg injury while fighting the fire.

Crews from Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara City Fire, Montecito Fire, the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, the CHP, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, and the Vandenberg Fire Department are working together on this fire.

They're using a total of 16 engines, four water tenders, four helicopters, and two water tankers.

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