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Illegal Bonfire Blamed For Causing Brushfire Scare In Santa Barbara County

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 12:51am

An illegal beach bonfire is being blamed for starting a brush fire which caused a scare in Santa Barbara County.

The blaze broke out at around 9 p.m. Saturday, near Lookout Park in Summerland.

Firefighters from the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department were aided by Montecito, and Santa Barbara firefighters, knocking the blaze down before it could threaten any structures.

No arrests have been made in connection with the fire, which was contained at about an acre burned.

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