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Fire breaks out on Gaviota Peak

Posted at 2:19 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 18:06:56-04

Firefighters responded to a brush fire on Gaviota Peak Friday afternoon.

It was reported at about 1:15 p.m. just off the Gaviota Peak trailhead.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say crews arrived to find the fire burning in heavy vegetation. They were reportedly able to stop the forward progress of the fire at an estimated 2-3 acres.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire is unknown.

A firefighting airplane drops retardant on the fire. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Fire Department)