Highway 166 not affected by fire burning near Rock Front OHV area

A brush fire is burning near Highway 166 west of New Cuyama.

Firefighting equipment from Santa Barbara County, the United States Forest Service, Cal Fire and are responding to the fire near the Rock Front OHV area .

Six air tankers and several helicopters have been assigned to the fire.
The fire was initially reported as 40 acres with a moderate to rapid rate of spread shortly after it broke out about 1:30 pm. but has grown to more than 300 acres.
There are structures in the area.

Highway 166 was reported still open to traffic at 2:45 p.m.

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