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Brush Fire On Central Coast More Than 500 Acres

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:34pm

A brushfire on the Central Coast has burned more than 500 acres of land, and has forced the evacuation of about 200 homes on the south side of Lompoc.

Some 200 homes are under evacuation orders.

The fire was discovered at about 1:30 p.m., in the 2500 block of San Miguelito Canyon Road.  Santa Barbara County’s reverse 911 system was used to order the evacuation of homes in the area.  An evacuation center has been set up at Trinity Nazarene Church.  An evcuation

Air tankers, helicopters, and ground crews have been battling the blaze, which has been pushed through rugged terrain by moderate wind.

Power lines have been reported down in the area, but it’s unclear as to whether they may have been a factor in the fire.

Light wind in the 15 mile an hour range has been reported in the fire zone.

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