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Investigators Search for Cause of Ellwood Bluffs Blaze

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a vegetation fire that broke out Monday afternoon on the Ellwood Bluffs, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched at about 4:40 p.m. to the blaze, which was burning in light grass about an eighth of a mile southwest of the Santa Barbara Shores gate, said Capt. David Sadecki.

Because of its location, firefighters were hampered in reaching the scene, and had to use four-wheel-drive brush trucks.

The area burned was approximately 30 by 50 feet, Sadecki said, and was near a line of eucalyptus trees, although none of them burned.

Several citizens attempted to stop the fire before firefighters arrived, according to radio traffic.

The blaze was declared contained shortly after 5 p.m.

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» on 01.22.13 @ 01:15 PM

Empty congo boats on our shores and spot fires at Ellwood, Mesa and Butterfly… hmmm.

» on 01.22.13 @ 02:13 PM

According to edhat,  ROGER DODGER  

2013-01-21 04:50 PM

Two Reporting parties discribe the female as a young woman in her 20’s wearing a red track suit with “Life Guard” on the front brown hair who left in a panic.

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