Sunday, May 28 , 2017, 1:45 pm | Fair 67º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Power Lines Spark Vegetation Fire Near Carpinteria

Arching power lines sparked a vegetation fire early Tuesday in the Toro Canyon area near Carpinteria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The blaze was reported at about 5:40 a.m. on the 1200 block of Toro Canyon Road, fire Capt. David Sadecki said.

Crews from the county, the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District and the city of Santa Barbara responded to the fire, which was quickly contained to about half an acre, Sadecki said.

It was windy and cool when the fire broke out, Sadecki said, but firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames.

Southern California Edison Co. crews were on scene attending to the power lines.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >