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Fire crews, aircraft fight vegetation fire in Goleta

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 04, 2022

UPDATE (5:13 p.m.) - Fire officials say forward progress of the Annie Fire has been stopped at 25 acres.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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UPDATE (4:28) - At 4 p.m., the Annie Fire was estimated to be less than 30 acres.

Fire officials said conditions were favorable and crews were making good progress fighting the fire.
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(2:56 p.m.) - Fire crews are fighting a vegetation fire that broke out in Goleta Thursday afternoon.

A fire was first reported around 2:14 p.m., burning along N. Glen Annie Rd. in Goleta, within Los Padres National Forest.

Within about 30 minutes, the fire burned 7 acres, with the potential for 75 acres.

Firefighters say the fire is burning uphill and away from the city. So far, no buildings are threatened.

Initially, a helicopter took off from Santa Ynez Valley Airport to help fight the fire from the air. Fire crews have requested fixed-wing aircraft to make drops on the fire.