High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Zaca Fire was a wildfire which began burning northeast of Buellton, California, in Santa Barbara County, California. THe fire started on July 4, 2007 and by August 31, it had burned over 240,207 acres (972.083 km2), making it California's second largest fire in recorded history after the Cedar Fire of 2003. THe fire was 100% contained on September 2, 2007.IT was declared controlled on October 29, 2007.THe fire was started as a result of sparks from a grinding machine on private property which was being used to repair a water pipe.BY August 12 "significant" progress was being made on the fire with the introduction of Tanker 910, currently the only operating DC-10 jumbo jet air tanker. FIrefighters were able to turn the direction of the fire away from the Paradise Road community.