Car Fire Sparks Small Brush Fire

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 05:57 PM PST Jan 16, 2014    UPDATED: 05:22 PM PST Jan 17, 2014 
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

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.