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As aerial firefighters responded to the Woodchopper fire near Los Olivos, they observed a separate fire south of Sisquoc in the 6000 block of Cat Canyon Road just after noon. 

Crews from Santa Maria and Santa Barbara County are now on scene fighting the new blaze, dubbed the Cat fire. 

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The fire started at 2 acres but quickly spread to about 5 acres, according to emergency scanner traffic. 

This fire is near the Lease fire that burned 15 acres Tuesday. 


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