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Fire closes 1 lane of Hwy 101 through Goleta

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 21:12:00-05

UPDATE (6 p.m.) - A fire that broke out behind the Trader Joe's in Goleta on Tuesday afternoon is under investigation.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says firefighters responding to the scene found a dumpster, a vehicle, and vegetation in flames. The fire was located in an area between the store's back parking area and Highway 101.

Firefighters attacked the fire from both sides, resulting in a lane closure on Highway 101.

No injuries were reported.

(4:59 p.m.) - One lane of northbound Highway 101 in Goleta is closed due to a fire.

It was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday south of Fairview Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two other northbound lanes along with all southbound lanes remain open at this time.

No other information was immediately available.