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Firefighters put out vegetation fire at Turnpike on-ramp

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-18 00:35:01-04

Firefighters put out a vegetation fire located right off of Northbound Hwy 101 in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Fire's Public Information Officer, Scott Safechuck, tweeted that the fire started at about 12:49 p.m. on Saturday.

According to Safechuck, the fire was at the Turnpike Rd. on-ramp. That's right near In-N-Out Burger.

Crews shut down Northbound Hwy 101 for several minutes due to smokey conditions.

Safechuck says forward progress stopped at 1 p.m. The highway has since reopened and mop-up operations are continuing.