Rucker fire roars through Lompoc, burns hundreds of acres

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 1, 2017

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said Saturday morning 150 homes were still threatened by the Rucker Fire burning in the Mission Hills area near Lompoc.

Eliason said 150 homes are still threatened, and 551 firefighters remain on the scene to battle the blaze, though all evacuation orders have been lifted. It is now 60 percent contained, Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Mike Eliason said.

While the fire was estimated Friday night to have burned almost 600 acres, fire officials Saturday said that number had been revised down to 441 acres.

There have been no reports of injuries or destroyed structures as a result of the fires, and while reports of a vehicle dragging a chain had been put out via emergency radio traffic earlier in the day, the cause of the almost simultaneous blazes has not been confirmed. While most residents in the neighborhood immediately evacuated, others stayed behind to water their lawns and homes.

There are now 519 firefighters on scene battling the fire.

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