UPDATE (7:49 p.m.): Mike Eliason, Public Information Officer for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the fire is completely out and all resources are returning from the incident.
The fire was stopped at two acres. The cause is still under investigation.
UPDATE (4:32 p.m.): Fire crews say fixed-wing tankers have made a phos-chek drop. Santa Barbara County (SBC) Fire has six engines, two dozers, one crew, and two water tenders on scene.
They are being assisted by the Santa Maria Fire Department and a SBC investigator is on the way.
#RigFire- IC Reporting good progress being made. Fixed-wing tankers made Phos-chek drop. Tanker 01 released, Tanker 75 load & hold. SBC has 6 engines, 2 dozers, 1 crew, 2 water-tenders, O/S & being assisted by Santa Maria Fire. SBC Investigator en route.— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) September 15, 2019
ORIGINAL POST (4:23 p.m.): Firefighters from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department are responding to a fire on Old Rig Road off Cat Canyon Road, according to a tweet from the department.
#VegetationFire - #Rig Fire. Old Rig Road off Cat Canyon Road (Near Sisquoc) IC reports a hilltop fire of approx. 2 acres burning at slow rate of spread. FF’s beginning ground attack while Copter 308 making water drops. C/T 3:30 PM pic.twitter.com/hdRgZS0wOs— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) September 15, 2019
The incident command reports the #RigFire is on a hilltop, burning two acres with a slow rate of spread.
Firefighters are beginning their ground attack while a helicopter makes water drops.
This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.