Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a vegetation fire that broke out near the Tajiguas Landfill on the Gaviota Coast.

The blaze was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the area of the landfill, which is in a canyon west of Refugio State Beach.

The fire blackened 7-8 acres, according to Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

It appeared to have been sparked by a bird striking a power line, Zaniboni said.

Crews were able to quickly stop the forward progress of the flames, and remained on scene doing mop-up.

A county helicopter was called in to assist in battling the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at tbolton@noozhawk.com.