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Vegetation fire in Santa Maria on Highway 166

Santa Barbara County Fire to increase resources for ‘high fire season’
Posted at 12:19 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 03:19:43-04

A vegetation fire of five to ten acres was reported by Santa Barbara County Fire Department late Sunday.

Officials say the flames located on the south side of Highway 166, five miles east of Tepusquet Road are spreading slowly.

As a precaution, the westbound entrance to Highway 166 is closed at the junction of Thompson Road in Nipomo and Bull Canyon Road in Santa Maria.

The cause of the fire is unknown, more information to come.