Downed power line sparks brush fire

Posted at 2:36 AM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 00:41:43-05



Residents living in Faria Beach were placed under voluntary evacuations. The Red Cross set up a shelter in Carpinteria at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Avenue.

The California Highway Patrol reopened both directions of the 101 Freeway shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, but with chances for strong winds starting up again those plans could change.  

Those driving in the area were asked to use Highway 150 as an alternative route.

Fire investigators determined the brush fire was sparked by a downed power line.