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UPDATE: Jalama Fire burning near Lompoc 100% contained, fire officials say

Jalama Fire
Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 22:19:33-04
Jalama Fire burning near Lompoc 10% contained, fire officials say

UPDATE (6:00 p.m.) - The Jalama Fire is 100% contained, fire officials say.

UPDATE (5:20 p.m.) - After GPS tracking and walking the perimeter of the burn area, fire officials say the Jalama Fire burned close to 2 acres.


UPDATE (4:10 p.m.) - Fire officials say the fire is 10% contained and forward progress has been stopped.

Aircraft response has been canceled, but a helicopter is still on scene making water drops.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Lompoc Fire Department is assisting with the blaze.

"It had the potential, but [firefighters] pounced on it pretty quick," said Mike Eliason, a Santa Barbara County Fire spokesperson.

Eliason says the fire is slope-driven, but winds are calm.

Firefighters are responding to reports of a brush fire in Santa Barbara County. It is being called the Jalama Fire.

In a Twitter post, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the fire is burning 6 miles off Highway 1 near Lompoc.

Fire crews say it is burning 2-3 acres near Jalama Rd.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say a helicopter is already making water drops and firefighters are on the ground working to put out the fire.

According to the CHP Traffic Information Report Page, CHP officers will be diverting traffic away from the beach.