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TRAFFIC ALERT: Car fire on Hwy 154

Posted at 7:00 AM, Mar 13, 2019

Santa Barbara County firefighters are responding to a car fire on Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County.

The incident was first reported around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 154 near Painted Cave Road.

Firefighters say traffic will be impacted in the area until a tow truck arrives to remove the car. The department says eastbound traffic is moving, but there will be limited access in the area until a tow truck arrives.

Drivers are advised to take an alternate route if possible and to expect delays if driving in the area.

According to the CHP incident page, the vehicle was fully engulfed.

No information was released on what caused the car fire or whether there were any injuries.