Firefighters took about 30 minutes to contain a vegetation fire that broke out late Monday night along Highway 101 in Goleta, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
The blaze, which broke out shortly after 9:30 p.m. between the southbound freeway and the railroad tracks, charred about a quarter acre before being corralled, fire Capt. David Sadecki said.
Three county engine crews responded to the blaze just south of Fairview Avenue, which was knocked down a little after 10 p.m., Sadecki said.
Freeway traffic remained open, but traffic in the area was slowed, and the southbound freeway offramp at Fairview was closed for a time.
Cause of the fire remained under investigation, Sadecki said.
No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported.