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Brush fire impacts traffic along Hwy 101 in Goleta

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 21:07:48-04

UPDATE (5:56 p.m.) - The highway has fully reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says a homeless encampment sparked a vegetation fire in Goleta Monday afternoon.

The fire was reportedly burning in the area of Los Carneros in between southbound Highway 101 and the railroad tracks.

As of 3:45 p.m., fire officials say traffic was impacted and smoke was heavy in the area.

A helicopter was assisting fire crews on the ground.

Caltrans says one southbound lane is closed in the area. It's unknown when it will roepen.

No injuries have been reported.