A small vegetation fire was reported in Los Padres National Forest in the western Goleta Valley Friday afternoon and burned about a quarter-acre.
There was no wind in the area at the start of the fire, around 3:52 p.m., and it burned at a slow rate of spread, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Scott Safechuck said.
The blaze was reported in forest land in Winchester Canyon, with Los Padres and County Fire crews responding to the scene.
“Locals made good progress” on the fire before firefighters arrived to the scene, Safechuck said.
A county helicopter dropped water on the blaze after picking up a load from a Farren Road reservoir.
Alert California cameras stationed at UC Santa Barbara showed a diminishing amount of smoke in the area as of 4:45 p.m. and most responding resources were being released from the scene, according to emergency radio traffic.
Firefighters stopped forward progress of the fire around 5 p.m. and transitioned the incident command to Los Padres National Forest, Safechuck said.