UPDATE (4:50 p.m.) – According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the fire consisted of four separate fires that started along the side of the road and burned less than an acre.
Photo courtesy Phill Beuoy
A brush fire that broke out Friday afternoon prompted authorities to shut down Highway 154.
The fire was first reported at about 3:45 p.m. near Windy Gap.
The highway closure extends from Cathedral Oaks Road to Painted Cave Road. Drivers should use Highway 101 as a detour.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.