UPDATE: 9:04 p.m. - Patera Fire is 100% contained. All fire resources will be released from the incident. The cause remains under investigation.
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.
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.
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.
VegetationFire- #PateraFire SBC on scene of a fire off North Fairview in Goleta. Patera IC reporting 10 acres at this time, with potential for 100 acres. Fire burning downhill, with strong winds in the area. C/T 2:26. En route to scene.— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) May 8, 2022