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UPDATE: Miguelito Fire 90% Contained, 632 Acres Burned

All Roads Back Open in San Miguelito Canyon Area

Miguelito Brush Fire South of Lompoc

LOMPOC, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters say the Miguelito fire burning south of Lompoc is 90% contained and has burned 632 acres as of Thursday morning.

All roads in the fire area are now open.

Containment lines are "holding" according to a tweet sent Wednesday afternoon by Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. David Sedecki.  By 6:00 p.m. some crews assigned to the fire were sent home. 

Local firefighters plan to continue coordination with Cal Fire officials to ensure the correct amount of equipment remains to ensure the fire is brought fully under control.

Firefighters estimate $225,000 has been spent battling the blaze.  There is no determined cause for the fire as of Wednesday evening.

All residents who were evacuated were able to return home early Wednesday morning. 

Firefighters described downed power lines and propane tanks near the area where the flames broke out along the 2500 block of Miguelito Canyon Road south of Lompoc after 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Employees at the World Minerals business complex were evacuated shortly after the flames broke out.

Most evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday night except for San Miguelito Road, South of Willow. Wednesday morning, all evacuation orders were lifted.

An estimated 1,200 structures were threatened during the fire.  None were damaged.

Trinity Nazzarine at D and North Street was set up as the primary evacuation site Tuesday night.   An evacuation center was established at Lompoc High School for large animals.

Crews used numerous resources including eight air tankers, water tenders and engines from various agencies as well as dozens of ground crews to make aggressive attacks on the flames.

Los Padres' Santa Barbara Ranger District sent a strike team, and crews from Ventura, Carpinteria, and Vandenberg are among those helping battle the Miguelito Fire.

Slideshow: Miguelito Brushfire In Lompoc


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