Smoke from a vegetation fire rises behind the Skyview motel in Los Alamos
Smoke from a vegetation fire rises behind the Skyview motel in Los Alamos on Saturday. The blaze blackened more than six acres before being stopped. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

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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Janene Scully | Noozhawk North County Editor

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com.