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3-acre roadside fire breaks out near Vandenberg AFB

Santa Barbara County Fire to increase resources for ‘high fire season’
Posted at 7:04 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 22:08:45-04

Firefighters are on scene of a fire that broke out along Highway 1 near Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday evening.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said the fire was reported just after 6:15 p.m. along the highway north of the base’s main gate.

The fire is estimated to be three acres and was spreading at a slow rate, officials said.

A helicopter was requested to assist in the firefight.

No word on the cause or any road closures in the area.