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UPDATE: Hwy 154 open after vehicle fire

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Posted at 7:45 PM, Nov 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-18 00:09:25-05

UPDATE (9:10 p.m.): Hwy 154 is now open in both directions

UPDATE (9:04 p.m.): One-way traffic control is in place on Hwy 154 near Paradise Rd.

CHP says to expect traffic delays if driving through the area.


Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 154.

Firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle fully engulfed at 6:33 p.m. on Hwy 154 near Paradise Rd.

Officials say one man was critically injured with burns.

He was pulled from the vehicle by a female bystander and transported to a nearby hospital.

Fire from the vehicle spread to nearby brush, but forward progress has been stopped.

Hwy 154 is closed in both directions.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.