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UPDATE: Forward progress stopped on vegetation fire in Goleta

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Posted at 3:07 PM, May 08, 2022

UPDATE: 9:04 p.m. - Patera Fire is 100% contained. All fire resources will be released from the incident. The cause remains under investigation.
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UPDATE: 5:56 p.m - Fire officials report a more accurate burn area. Through both aerial and ground GPS, along with infrared mapping, the burn area is reported to be only 3.6 acres charred.
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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. - Fire officials say forward progress is stopped on a vegetation fire burning in Goleta.

The Patera fire is 25% contained and fire crews say they will remain on scene overnight mopping up hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Santa Barbara County Firefighters are responding to reports of a vegetation fire Sunday afternoon.

Fire officials say the Patera Fire broke out in the La Patera Ranch area, west of Fairview Road in Goleta at around 2:25 p.m.

As of 3 p.m., fire officials report the fire has burned 10 acres, with a potential to burn 100 acres, due to the fire burning downhill and strong winds in the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.