Brush fire breaks out off Highway 101 in Santa Maria

Posted at 11:51 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 15:26:07-05

Firefighters were responding to reports of a brush fire Thursday morning along Highway 101 in Santa Maria.

According to the California Highway Patrol, it started just before 11:44 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Santa Maria Way offramp.

Power lines were said to be down in the area.

The flames appeared to be knocked down by 12:15 p.m. but firefighters remained on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.