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Brush Fire Has Burned 10,000 Acres in Santa Barbara County

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An aggressive brush fire in the Los Padres National Forest has burned 10,000 acres and is showing little sign of letting up, according to the LA Times. The La Brea fire began Saturday afternoon and is over five miles away from homes on the edge of the Santa Maria and New Cuyama areas. The national forest abuts the Angeles National Forest in the Santa Clarita Valley and extend along the South Coast Ranges to a little north of San Luis Obispo. Just last week, officials announced stricter fire restrictions as increased danger became more apparent .