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Crash on Hwy 1 near Gaviota sparks brush fire

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 04, 2019

UPDATE (8:30 a.m.) – CHP reports minor injuries in the crash. Caltrans has closed one of the northbound lanes of Highway 1 while cleanup of the crash takes place.


ORIGINAL STORY: A crash on Highway 1 Saturday morning in Santa Barbara County reportedly sent one vehicle off the side of the road where it caught fire.

It happened near the southbound onramp to Highway 1 outside Gaviota.

Initial reports into the California Highway Patrol were that an SUV and car were involved. The car reportedly went off the side of the road, igniting a brush fire that “was spreading quickly.”

The driver was out of the vehicle, according to reports, but an ambulance was requested at the scene.

Shortly before 7 a.m., northbound traffic was being stopped at San Julian.

Tow trucks were en route as of 7:45 a.m.

No other information was immediately available.

Photo: Zeravla Euqinom
Photo: Zeravla Euqinom