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Lompoc City Fire responds to two riverbed fires

Posted at 12:01 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 03:01:28-04

Lompoc City Fire and Santa Barbara County Fire responded to two different encampment fires in Lompoc on Wednesday.

The first fire began at around 7:15 Wednesday night. Lompoc City Fire tweeted they were on scene of a large encampment fire in the river bed. According to fire officials, the fire was contained quickly, and did not spread very far.

The second fire began at around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday. Lompoc Firefighters tweeted that they were on scene of another encampment fire in the riverbed.

The cause of both these fire is currently unknown.

Both these fires come as 66 eviction notices have been put up for the Santa Ynez riverbed homeless residents. Details on that story here.