Wildfire

Downed power lines to blame for Cuyama fire

250 acres scorched in Cebrian Fire

NEW CUYAMA, Calif. - [UPDATE]

The Cebrian Fire burning in New Cuyama was fully contained at 8 p.m. according to Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni,

The fire burned approximately 260 acres and was caused by downed power lines in the area, according to Zaniboni.

No injuries were reported.

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[ORIGINAL STORY]

A vegetation fire near New Cuyama burned over 250 acres Sunday afternoon.

The 'Cebrian Fire' was first reported at about 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of Cebrian Avenue and Perkins Road near New Cuyama Airport.

The fire was burning in an easterly direction toward acres of plowed fields which was encouraging to fire crews.

At around 4:45 p.m., fire officials said they hoped to have the fire contained within an hour.

The fire received a full response from Santa Barbara County Fire and Los Padres National Forest.

Two air tankers, one air attack and one helicopter responded.

Evacuation warnings were in place for residents south of Cebrian Avenue but there was no immediate threat to those structures.


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