Cuyama fire burns 130 acres

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Photo from PG&E webcam off Hudson Ranch Road shows fire just after it started. View is looking west

A fire in the Cuyama Valley burned about 130 acres of grass in 90 minutes before it was contained by firefighters on Monday.

The fire broke out just after 6 p.m. on the south side of Highway 166 near the junction with Highway 33.

Arriving firefighters found about 20 acres burning in three-foot tall grass wth a north wind pushing it to the south, Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Daniel Bertucelli said.

Firefighters from Cal Fire and the Los Padres National Forest joined Santa Barbara County to halt the spread of the fire.

No injuries were reported and no cause was given.