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Front Fire remains 61% contained, 900+ acres burned

Posted at 9:03 AM, Aug 22, 2018

Containment remained at 61 percent Wednesday morning for the Front Fire burning off Highway 166 northeast of Santa Maria.

The fire broke out Sunday, Aug. 19, at around 1:30 p.m. at the Rockfront OHV area in the Los Padres National Forest.

So far, it has burned an estimated 936 acres.

Crews on Tuesday afternoon were working to secure a containment line around the fire, which is burning in grass, brush and chaparral along the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County line.

No evacuations have been issued.