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Firefighters contain small brush fire near Cholame Y

Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 18, 2019

UPDATE: (6:43 p.m.) – Firefighters say Thursday’s fire is a good reminder that it’s time to prepare for the 2019 wildfire season.

Despite the wet winter and the green conditions across the Central Coast, firefighters say the eastern borders of San Luis Obispo County are quickly drying out.

Two acres of brush burned in the fire Thursday near the county line along Highway 41.

Highway 41 brush fire
CAL FIRE photo



ORIGINAL STORY (5:35 p.m.) – Firefighters are at the scene of a small brush fire along Highway 41 near the Cholame Y.

The two-acre fire first started around 3:25 p.m. Thursday.

CAL FIRE says it was contained within about 40 minutes and is no longer growing.

The CHP is assisting with traffic in the area.

One lane is reportedly closed, which is slowing traffic.

Firefighters expected to be on scene for about an hour to finish mop up.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause is under investigation.