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Firefighters nearing full containment of grass fire in California Valley

Posted at 7:51 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:55:08-04

Firefighters continue to make progress containing a wildfire in eastern San Luis Obispo County that sparked Wednesday evening.

Cal Fire SLO officials say the fire did not grow in size overnight and is holding at 900 acres as of Thursday morning.

Firefighters have contained 70 percent of the burn area and expect to have it fully contained by 2 p.m. Thursday.

Fire investigators believe the fire was started by a lightning strike.

Forward progress of the fire was stopped Wednesday night. The fire mostly burned grass, according to fire officials.

Five Cal Fire SLO engines and a water tender will remain at the scene throughout the day Thursday extinguishing hot spots and monitoring the area.

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