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Brush fire breaks out along Highway 166 near New Cuyama

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Firefighters are battling a brush fire that reportedly broke out around 9:30 Saturday night near New Cuyama.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reports the Bell Fire is burning along the 5400 block of Highway 166, about two miles west of New Cuyama, and has burned approximately 30 acres.

Initially, the flames were threatening structures in the town of Cuyama, but none were damaged or lost, according to fire officials.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say forward progress of the fire has been stopped, but crews will remain on scene to gain further containment.

Officials say Highway 166 is open. Caltrans is reportedly escorting drivers through the area. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available. 

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