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Crews mop up after multiple trailers caught fire, causing vegetation fire in Santa Maria

Posted at 12:42 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 17:43:32-05

UPDATE (2:43 p.m.) — Fire crews are mopping up after multiple travel trailers caught fire, causing a vegetation fire in Santa Maria Sunday afternoon.

According to CAL FIRE SLO Battalion Chief Travis Craig, first responders from CAL FIRE SLO, Santa Maria Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Los Padres National Forest arrived on the 10000 block of Alamo Creek Road after receiving reports of multiple trailers on fire.

Upon arrival, fire crews did not see any people inside of the trailers, according to Craig.

Fire officials said firefighters used two overhead tankers to drop water on the trailers and vegetation fire.

The vegetation fire was threatening other structures, but crews were able to stop forward progress of the fire when it was approximately half an acre before it could reach those structures, said Craig.

Crews will continue to mop up any remaining hot spots from the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


ORIGINAL (12:42 p.m.) — CAL FIRE SLO firefighters are working to extinguish a vegetation fire in Santa Maria that stemmed from multiple trailers catching fire Sunday afternoon.

According to a CAL FIRE SLO spokesperson, crews received initial reports of several trailers on fire on Alamo Creek Road at approximately 11:30 a.m.

CAL FIRE SLO officials said multiple trailers were destroyed, but it is not yet known how many.

Fire officials said the fire from the trailers spread half an acre into vegetation.

CAL FIRE SLO crews first responders, including an aircraft, to extinguish the trailer and vegetation fires, said the spokesperson. Units are still arriving at the scene.

It is not known if there were any injuries in the incident.

Fire crews are investigating the cause of the fire.

KSBY is sending a crew to the scene to obtain more information.

This story is developing. Please check back later as updates become available.