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UPDATE: Range Fire 100 acres, 75% contained

Posted: 5:45 PM, Jul 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-30 20:49:53-04

(UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday) – The Los Padres National Forest says the Range Fire has burned 100 acres.

Fire officials are still working to reach full containment. As of Tuesday evening, the fire is 75 percent contained.

Forward progress of the fire was stopped on Monday.


UPDATE (6:15 p.m.)- The Los Padres National Forest Service said the Range Fire the fire is 65 percent.

They said about 120 fire personnel are at the scene continuing to mop up the fire.

Firefighters at the scene tell KSBY News they have a “good handle on it.”

Full containment is expected Wednesday evening.


UPDATE (4:41 p.m) – The Los Padres National Forest Service said the Range Fire is 100 acres and 50 percent contained.

Initial measurements estimated that the fire was 150 acres, but now officials said the mapping confirms it burnt through 100 acres.

The Los Padres National Forest Service said a containment line is around it and another containment number should be up by 6 p.m.

Forward progress on the fire stopped Monday morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


UPDATE (8:40 a.m.) – The Los Padres National Forest says forward progress of the Range Fire burning in Santa Barbara County has been stopped.

The fire broke out late Sunday night and burned about 150 acres, according to the LPNF. However, Santa Barbara County Fire says mapping shows the fire to be approximately 100 acres.

As of 7:45 a.m., containment was estimated at about 50 percent.

Forest officials said about a dozen more engines had arrived at the scene Monday morning. Additional hand crews were also en route and air tankers ready to go.


UPDATE (7:40 a.m.) – The Range Fire has burned 100 acres in the Los Padres National Forest, fire officials announced Monday morning. They estimate it to be about 50 percent contained.

The incident commander says they are waiting for the inversion layer to lift so aircraft can drop water on the burn area.

No structures have been damaged and no injuries reported.

Federal investigators will be brought in to determine the cause.


 

UPDATE (6:20 a.m.) – Santa Barbara County Fire crews say they feel confident they’re getting a handle on containment of the Range Fire.


 

UPDATE (5:35 a.m.) — The U.S. Forest Service will be the lead agency on the Range Fire, which is currently burning in the Los Padres National Forest. Santa Barbara County Fire will continue to assist with containment Monday morning.

KSBY’s news crew on the scene reports sounds of chainsaws and dozers working towards containment Monday morning. An update on the acreage of the fire is expected this morning.

Stay with KSBY for the latest.

(KSBY photo)

UPDATE (2:45 a.m.) — The Range Fire is actively burning 50 acres. Santa Barbara County Fire says they’ll have an update sometime Monday morning.

A KSBY crew is on the way. Check back for updates online and on air.

Santa Barbara County Fire

UPDATE (1:45 a.m.) — The Range Fire is actively burning 25 to 30 acres. Santa Barbara County Firefighters issued a second alarm response.


UPDATE: (12:31 a.m.) — Santa Barbara County Fire says the fire has spread to 20 acres with down-canyon winds.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Santa Barbara County Fire

ORIGINAL STORY: Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a vegetation fire near Lake Cachuma Sunday night.

The fire was reported at 10:39 p.m. on Santa Barbara County Fire Department website.

The fire has burned four to five acres near Happy Canyon Road at the gun range.

Santa Barbara County Fire tweeted about the fire just after midnight on Monday.

They say no structures are threatened.

This is a developing story. We’ll keep you updated as more details become available.