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Santa Barbara County Firefighters Have to Deal With Burning Ammunication In Blaze

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 2:17pm

Santa Barbara County firefighters had their hands full with a blaze on San Marcos Pass today that burned a small structure, and set boxes of ammunition on fire.

The fire was discovered at around 9 a.m., in a small wooden building on the 2000 block of North San Marcos Pass Road. It was burning in the bottom of a canyon, only accessible through a steep narrow access road. The blaze quickly spread to surrounding brush.

San Marcos Pass volunteer firefighters, along with Painted Cave Volunteer Fire Department firefighters helped battle the fire, along with a county Sheriff’s Department helicopter. They were hampered by the danger from burning ammunition, but had the blaze controlled in about 45 minutes.

No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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