Firefighters quickly attacked a brush fire in Los Alamos on Saturday afternoon, with flames reportedly blackening more than six acres.
Shortly after 3 p.m., personnel from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began responding to the incident on the east side of Highway 101.
As a precaution due to windy conditions, authorities called for the evacuation of the Skyview Los Alamos motel, according to emergency dispatch reports.
The fire reportedly sparked while a person was mowing vegetation in the area, a caller told authorities.
The blaze was not affecting traffic on Highway 101, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch reports.
A fire investigator also responded to the scene.
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