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UPDATE: Rig Fire near Sisquoc 100% contained

Posted: 4:23 PM, Sep 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-16 00:43:38-04
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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.
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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.

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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.

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.