Drum Fire photo vineyard
The Drum Fire has burned about 700 acres west of Buellton, as seen Monday, and large areas of vineyards within the fire perimeter were unburned, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.  (Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

The wildfire burning near Highway 246 west of Buellton was 100-percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department

The blaze was reported around 1 p.m. Sunday on the 7300 block of Highway 246, between Drum Canyon and Domingos roads, and winds pushed the flames east toward the city of Buellton.

More than 200 firefighters and several retardant-dropping aircraft were assigned to the blaze. 

Evacuation orders were issued for nearby areas, but they were reduced to warnings by Sunday night and withdrawn on Monday morning. 

County Fire spokesman Mike Eliason said Wednesday that the incident command reports 100-percent containment on the 696-acre blaze, helped by low overnight temperatures, foggy weather, and hard work by ground crews. 

Crews were able to get 80-percent containment by Tuesday morning, and completed the perimeter that night.  

No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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