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UPDATE: Fire near Santa Maria riverbed contained at 95 acres

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 01:19:18-04

UPDATE (6:33 p.m.) — CAL FIRE SLO says the fire near the Santa Maria riverbed has now been contained.

95 acres burned in the vegetation fire which started shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 166 at Highway 101.

No word yet on the cause of the fire. Crews remain on scene mopping up.

Photo Courtesy: CAL FIRE SLO

UPDATE (5:55 p.m.) — KSBY News crews on the scene of the fire say there are no active flames and very little smoke at this time.

Fire crews remain on scene.

UPDATE (5:14 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon near the Santa Maria River has burned an estimated 30 acres.

CAL FIRE aircraft, along with Santa Barbara County Fire and Forest Service firefighters were on the scene and more resources were responding the fire on Highway 166 at Highway 101.

CAL FIRE SLO says they are making good progress on the fire.


Santa Maria riverbed fire. Photo Courtesy: CAL FIRE SLO
Santa Maria riverbed fire. Photo courtesy: Josh Robertson


(4:47 p.m.) – Firefighters were responding to a brush fire that broke out along the Santa Maria Riverbed on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. on the east side of Highway 101.

Multiple fire agencies were on the way to the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Fire in Santa Maria riverbed. Photo Courtesy: Cristina Pinon Diaz