Small Fire Off Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

Beth Farnsworth, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, beth.farnsworth@keyt.com
POSTED: 03:17 PM PDT Sep 03, 2013    UPDATED: 04:55 PM PDT Sep 03, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara city firefighters were called out to a small brush fire in an empty homeless encampment along Highway 101, near San Pascual Street.

The flames broke out just before 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, shutting down train service for a short time and slowing southbound traffic as smoke billowed across the lanes.

Firefighters were on scene within minutes and quickly put out the 1/4 acre blaze.

No homes or structures were threatened, but the items left at the site where destroyed.

Slideshow: Small Fire Off Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

POSTED: 03:33 PM PDT Sep 03, 2013    UPDATED: 03:39 PM PDT Sep 03, 2013 

Santa Barbara city firefighters were called out to a small brush fire in an empty homeless encampment along Highway 101, near San Pascual Street.

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