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Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (KTLA) – Two hundred homes were evacuated Thursday after a wind-driven brush fire threatened structures in the Santa Barbara County community of Orcutt.

filephoto Brush Fire Wildfire Grass

File photo of brush fire

The fire had burned about 100 acres as of 3 p.m., according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

No structures were damaged and numerous resources were sent to the scene.

The evacuation order was lifted around 5 p.m. for all areas south of Rice Ranch Rd.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.