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Firefighters gain on brush fires in Santa Barbara County, Griffith Park

The 300-acre blaze in the Lompoc area was 50% contained Wednesday night, while the five-acre fire in Los Angeles had been extinguished.

October 01, 2009|Robert J. Lopez

Fire crews gained the upper hand Wednesday against brush fires in Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles, authorities said.

A Lompoc-area blaze charred 300 acres near Vandenberg Air Force Base before firefighters had it 50% contained Wednesday evening, according to Capt. David Sadecki of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Meanwhile, in Griffith Park firefighters took about an hour to extinguish a five-acre blaze that was reported at 3:24 p.m., authorities said.

A red-flag warning has been issued for mountain areas, where dry winds and low humidity were expected.

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robert.lopez@latimes.com

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