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Fence fire slows traffic through Santa Barbara

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 22 2013 04:22:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2013 10:44:47 PM CDT

A fire broke out on the side of the freeway near the Mission Street offramp.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A fence fire broke out near the Mission Street off ramp on the northbound side of Highway 101.

Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.

According to CHP the fire was 200 yards away from the off ramp.

Northbound traffic was affected causing major slow down. Authorities temporarily closed the number three lane.

The fire was knocked down just after 1:30 p.m. and the cause is still under investigation.

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