Jun 20, 2013 6:18 PM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

Rice Ranch fire at 75 acres, 300 homes evacuated

UPDATE: Santa Barbara County Fire Department officials are on scene of a brush fire near Orcutt.

The fire broke out just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday on East Rice Ranch Road near Bradley Rd.

The fire is now 75 acres, but the spread has slowed down. 300 homes have been evacuated.

Crews from Santa Barbara County and the U.S. Forest Service are on scene.

Two helicopters and four air tankers were called in.

There is also a Red Flag Warning issued for parts of Santa Barbara County.

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