Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a car fully engulfed in flames Thursday. The fire started just after 4 p.m. near the Las Cruces Grade on Highway 1.
California Highway Patrol said the white Honda appeared to have caught fire from underneath the car.
County fire said a small 10-by-10 brush fire started near the vehicle because of the large flames.
Highway lanes were closed for a short time and the cause of the fire is under investigation.