Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a vegetation fire burning in the Red Rock area of Los Padres National Forest.
Crews from Santa Barbara County and the U.S. Forest Service were dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. to the blaze near the Red Rock Camp along the upper Santa Ynez River, according to county fire Capt. Daniel Bertucelli.
The first units on scene reported that the fire in the riverbed had blackened 2-4 acres.
Bertucelli said incident commanders were confident they could hold the fire in its current drainage.
At about 5:40 p.m., the forward progress of the flames had been stopped, and fixed-wing aircraft were canceled, according to emergency radio traffic.
Temperatures in the area at the time were in the 90s, with relatively light winds.
People who were in the canyon were asked to leave the area, and Paradise Road was shut down for a time.
Firefighters were expected to remain on scene doing mop-up for several hours.
Cause of the fire remained under investigation.
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