SANTA MARIA A vegetation fire charred more than 48 acres Thursday afternoon in the 1300 block of East Betteravia in the Santa Maria Valley, authorities said.
The Foxen Fire was reported around 1:34 p.m. Thursday. Initial reports indicated the fire had consumed five to seven acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Ground crews were joined on scene by both a county fire helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft to contain the blaze. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the fire was considered fully contained after it had burned 48.2 acres, authorities said.
No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.