Wildfire

Fire crews put out brush fire near Santa Maria

Fire broke out just after 6 p.m.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Fire crews put out a vegetation fire that broke out just outside of Santa Maria city limits Friday evening.

The fire was reported at around 6 p.m. on the 2000 block of Alderberry Drive.

The fire spread to over 16 acres before being 100 percent contained just after 7:30 p.m.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni said no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

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A brush fire that broke out just after 6 p.m. Friday outside Santa Maria city limits has firefighters scrambling to put it out before it has a chance to threaten any homes.

There are no evacuations at this time for the fire that broke out in the 2000 block of Alderberry Drive.

Approximately five acres have already burned in a blaze that's moving at a moderate rate of spread.

A helicopter has been called out to assist with the firefight.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Check back for further updates on this developing story.


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