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Update: Fire officials determine cause of Lito Fire in Lompoc Valley

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 23:59:14-04

UPDATE (10:55 a.m.): Fire investigators say target shooting caused the Lito Fire in Lompoc Valley September 7.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind people of fire hazards associated with outdoor target shooting. They say its important to follow all local, state and federal guidelines when doing so.

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UPDATE: Santa Barbara County firefighters say forward progress was stopped at 25 acres.
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Santa Barbara County firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire near Lompoc.

The fire broke out at around Monday at around 1:26 p.m. near San Miguelito Road in Lompoc Valley south of the city of Lompoc.

Fire officials say the fire has burned 10 to 20 acres and has potential to burn 200 acres. No structures are threatened and no injuries are reported.

California Highway Patrol is assiting with road closures in the area. Willow and San Miguelito Road are closed to traffic.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.