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May 13, 2014 6:42 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

UPDATE: Fire spreading in Lompoc; mandatory evacuations underway

Mandatory evacuations remain in place in Lompoc for everyone south of South I at Olive due to a fire that broke out in the 2500 block of San Miguelito Canyon Road Tuesday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. and has burned approximately 200 acres and as of 4:15 p.m., was spreading. Two-hundred structures in the area are threatened.

Live power lines are also down and winds are approximately 15 mph in the area.

Multiple agencies have been called in to help battle the blaze, including Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Lompoc fire, Lompoc police, Vandenberg fire, and the U.S. Forest Service.

The main concern for firefighters is that the fire does not reach the city.

A general evacuation shelter is located at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 500 East North Avenue. Red Cross personnel are on scene there for people with medical issues.

If you have animals, head to Lompoc High School.

The fire is 0 percent contained and the cause is under investigation.

KSBY has a crew at the scene.

Stay with KSBY.com and watch KSBY News tonight at 5 and 6 for the latest on this developing story.

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