Fire burns nearly 250 acres in Huasna

A vegetation fire broke out in Huasna Wednesday afternoon and burned nearly 250 acres.

As of Thursday morning, the blaze has burned 244 acres and is 60 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters stopped forward progress Wednesday evening, and the blaze did not burn any new acreage overnight.

The fire broke out at approximately 1:41 p.m. near 4900 Huasna Townsite Road, close to Huasna Road. Initially, steep terrain slowed firefighters’ access to the blaze.

On Wednesday, fire officials said one structure was threatened. No evacuations occurred, though.

Firefighters have been battling the blaze from both the air and the ground. Cal Fire is receiving assistance from Santa Barbara County and Los Padres National Forest firefighters.

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One Comment about “Fire burns nearly 250 acres in Huasna”

  1. seeker says:

    They survived the drought, and the oil company bid to frack Huasna. Praying that they come through this onslaught unscathed.

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