UPDATE (2:04 p.m.) - Forward progress of the vegetation fire in the Santa Ynez Riverbed has stopped, according to a tweet from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Several units have been canceled.
#RiverFire- UPDATE- River IC reports 1-2 acres with forward progress stopped. Copter 308 & dozers have been cancelled.— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 3, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY (2:01 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County and Lompoc Fire Departments are responding to reports of a one-acre vegetation fire in the Santa Ynez Riverbed Sunday afternoon.
An official with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department tweeted the fire is near Highway 246 and River Park. No structures are threatened and no evacuation orders have been issued so far.
#RiverFire- SBC along with Lompoc FD on scene of a fire in the Santa Ynez Riverbed near CA-246 & River Park. River IC reports a wind driven 1 acre fire w moderate rate of spread. No structures threatened & no evacuations needed. Investigator en route. C/T 1:20— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 3, 2019
An investigator is on the way to the scene of the fire, according to the tweet. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
This is a developing story. Check back later for more updates.