Fire crews put out spot fire off of US 101 near Gaviota

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A small brush fire was put out by fire crews Saturday afternoon off of US 101 near Gaviota.

The fire was first reported at around 1:30 p.m. north of the Gaviota Tunnel near the northbound lane.

Firefighters found a fire burning about a quarter of an acre of vegetation and moving at a slow rate of spread. 

The fire was extinguished shortly after crews arrived on scene.

The northbound side of US 101 was closed to one lane while firefighters were in the area.

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