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2 Lompoc Vegetation Fires — Minutes Apart and Half-Mile from Each Other — Under Investigation

Fire investigators were searching for the cause of two small vegetation fires that broke out within minutes of each other Saturday in the Lompoc Valley.

Crews were dispatched at about 6:45 a.m. to Highway 246 and Sweeney Road, where fire burned about a quarter-acre before being doused, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.

He said a second blaze a short time later burned about an acre of grass and light brush at Highway 246/Ocean Avenue and Seventh Street.

It took about 15 minutes to knock down both fires, which were about a half-mile apart.

No injuries were reported.

Three county fire engines were assisted by one Lompoc Fire Department crew in battling the fires.

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