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UPDATE: Firefighters reach full containment of Hollister fire near Gaviota

The fire burned 156 acres
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Posted at 7:02 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 11:28:38-04

UPDATE (05-12-2020): Fire officials with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department say the Hollister Fire is 100 percent contained.

Daniel Bertucelli, public information officer with the fire department provided the update on Twitter Monday.

Bertucelli says as of 6 p.m. Saturday full containment was reached and all firefighters were released from the incident.
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UPDATE (05-09-2020): Fire officials say the Hollister Fire is now 95 percent contained.

25 firefighters are remaining on scene. All evacuation warnings have been lifted.

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ORIGINAL STORY (05-07-2020): Firefighters are making progress to contain the Hollister Fire burn area near Gaviota.

The fire started at about 2:00 a.m. Thursday on Hollister Ranch Rd. north of Gaviota.

The fire quickly burned 156 acres but forward-progress was stopped by the afternoon.

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As of Friday morning, Santa Barbara County Fire officials report the burn area is 75 percent contained.

The cause of the fire in under investigation. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

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