Sep 19, 2013 6:45 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

UPDATE: Fire off of Tepusquet Road burns portion of vineyard

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says 15 to 20 acres of brush have burned in a fire along Tepusquet Road, east of Santa Maria. A portion of a vineyard was also burned. The fire broke out around 1:20 pm on Thursday. Fire officials say the flames are being pushed by a moderate west wind. The fire is currently burning uphill, and fire crews hope to stop its progress at the top of the hill. Approximately 200 firefighters are on the scene. They are being assisted by firefighting helicopters and air tankers. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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