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Power lines sparked weekend fire along Harris Grade near Lompoc, investigators say

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 20:40:08-04

Investigators have determined power lines sparked a small fire along Harris Grade near Lompoc over the weekend.

The fire was first reported Saturday around 12:45 p.m. along 3602 Harris Grade Road and was visible from Vandenberg Village.

Helicopters and air tankers along with crews on the ground were used to put out the flames.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says, “Electrical component failure resulted in an energized power line contacting the ground and igniting the fire.”

A total of two acres burned.

No structures were damaged and no injuries reported.

SB Co. Fire photo