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#UPDATE Forward progress of the Blaze Fire has stopped at 4.5 acres, SBC Fire reports

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is reporting a vegetation fire in the area of Tepusquet Road, east of Blazing Saddle in Santa Maria.
Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-24 19:48:02-04

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County Fire reports the Blaze Fire is mapped at 4.5 acres. According to Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Scott Safechuck, they are releasing some units since forward progress stopped at 3:31 P.M. Fire officials said crews are working in rugged terrain trying to contain this brush fire. No word on containment.

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County Fire says the vegetation fire is now at approximately 5 to 6 acres, but is holding steady.

PIO Safechuck says one additional helicopter was ordered to help fight the flames.

The cause of this fire is under investigation.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is reporting a vegetation fire in the area of Tepusquet Road, east of Blazing Saddle in Santa Maria.

Public information officer, Scott Safechuck, tweeted about the incident at 12:54 p.m.

Safechuck says Cal Fire Air Attack and a fixed wing aircraft are responding.

There were multiple people who reported the blaze in the area.

Safechuck says the fire is spreading at a moderate rate on a ridge and burned 3 to 4 acres.

This is a developing story.