Fire crews from Los Angeles and Orange County were sent north Friday to help battle the fast-moving Alamo Fire that broke out on the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo County line.

The fire off state Route 166 near Twitchell Reservoir broke out about 3:45 p.m. and within a few hours had grown to 3,000 acres and was threatening remote homes, according to Cal Fire.

The Los Angeles Fire Department and Orange County Fire Authority sent strike teams to help battle the blaze, which Cal Fire reported was 10 percent contained and growing at “an extreme rate of spread.”

The OCFA also sent a bulldozer crew.

Media reports indicate evacuations have been ordered in the area.

–City News Service

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