SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A large brush fire broke out along the northbound lane of US 101 at the Arrellaga Street off-ramp Friday evening.
Trees and brush were engulfed and a large flame could be seen by drivers at around 6 p.m. The fire quickly burned about 100 feet of brush.
The nearby off-ramp was closed briefly and traffic was slowed while firefighters worked to put out the flames.
According to California Highway Patrol incident log, a homeless encampment may have been to blame for the fire.
The fire was extinguished in about an hour.