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Firefighters respond to multiple reports of wires down in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 2:45 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 17:45:40-05

Santa Barbara County firefighters are responding to multiple reports of wires down as rain and wind hit the region.

The department says there was a short hail storm followed by lightning Thursday afternoon off Highway 154 near Santa Barbara.

Video captured the loud hail as it was falling.

Firefighters reported seeing multiple electrical transformers arcing.

They say anyone who sees a downed power line or wire should call 911 and stay away from the wire.