Wildfire erupts outside Santa Barbara in Los Padres National Forest

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 21:46:33-04

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A wildfire dubbed the Rey Fire erupted in the northern part of Santa Barbara County.

The fire began around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the Los Padres National Forest, and its rapid spread forced the evacuation of some mountain cabins, a public campground and a camp for boys in the area.

The fire burned about 500 acres as of 6 p.m., with 0 percent containment. Engines and crews from the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County and nearby municipalities are on scene, along with an air tanker and two helicopters. Additional resources have also been requested.

The cause was unknown and there were no reports of injuries.