Hundreds of firefighters are battling a brush fire that sparked west of Santa Barbara, forced evacuations and shut down a portion of Highway 101, CBS Los Angeles reports.
The Alisal Fire nearly doubled in size throughout the day, with the flames spanning 13,500 acres as of Tuesday evening, according to CBS Los Angeles. There is no containment.
The blaze broke out before 2:30 p.m. Monday amid powerful winds near Alisal Lake in the Santa Ynez Mountains. It was burning in dense chaparral, brush and grass.