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UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted after vegetation fire breaks out in Santa Ynez Valley

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jun 06, 2020

UPDATE (6:06 p.m.) - The fire is fully contained.


UPDATE (4:45 p.m.) - The View Fire is 75% contained at 45 acres.

Evacuation orders have been lifted.


UPDATE (4:20 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is responding to the 1800 block of View Dr. in the Santa Ynez Valley for a vegetation fire.

The fire, dubbed the View Fire, was burning 20 acres of grass at a rapid rate of speed, according to fire officials.

Crews are attacking fire from ground with bulldozers and water tenders and as well as from the air with multiple air tankers and helicopters.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials said the fire has been knocked down.

Multiple structures and animals were threatened, according to fire crews.

The Los Padres National Forest Service is assisting.

Fire officials said firefighters are making good progress.


ORIGINAL STORY (3:30 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is responding to a vegetation fire near in the Santa Ynez Valley near Los Olivos.

Officials are telling people who live near Baseline Ave. and View Dr. to evacuate immediately.

According to the CHP Incident Page, initial reports suggest a downed power line sparked the fire around 3:20 p.m.

About 400 PG&E customers are without power according to the utility's website.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.