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UPDATE: Firefighters fully contain grass fire in California Valley area

Posted: 10:10 PM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 01:14:24-04

(UPDATE: 10:15 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the Boulder FIre in California Valley is fully contained Wednesday night.

Firefighters say the fire burned 1,127 acres. An engine will remain on scene overnight to ensure all hot spots are fully extinguished.


UPDATE (5 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports that the Boulder Fire in California Valley has burned 750 acres and remains 60 percent contained.

 


 

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) – The Boulder Fire is now 60 percent contained and forward progress has been stopped, according to CAL FIRE.

Structures are no longer threatened.

 


 

UPDATE (2:26 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says it is beginning to release air tankers assigned to the Boulder Fire in California Valley.

Firefighters are reportedly continuing to increase containment and provide structure defense.


 

UPDATE (1:37 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the Boulder Fire has now grown to approximately 400 acres.

CAL FIRE says crews are making good progress, and the fire is now 50 percent contained.

Firefighters say dark smoke may be visible throughout eastern San Luis Obispo County.

 


 

UPDATE (1 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says one structure and a solar array are threatened by the Boulder Fire burning in California Valley.

However, firefighters are reportedly “making good progress towards mitigating the threat” and containing the fire.


 

UPDATE (12:27 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports that the Boulder Fire has burned approximately 120 acres and is now 40 percent contained.


 

UPDATE (12 p.m.) – The Boulder Fire in California Valley has burned approximately 100 acres, according to CAL FIRE.

Firefighters say the blaze is burning in grass at a moderate rate of spread. They expect to be able to handle the fire with resources at the scene and additional crews that have already been ordered.

The fire broke out shortly before 11 a.m. on Boulder Creek Rd. near Belmont Trail.


 

UPDATE (11:41 a.m.) – CAL FIRE SLO is requesting a second alarm response based on the fire’s potential to spread to 100 acres.

The Santa Margarita and Atascadero Fire Departments are reportedly providing assistance.


 

UPDATE (11:31 a.m.) – CAL FIRE SLO says the fire has grown to 50 acres with the potential to possibly spread to 100 acres.

Officials say on Twitter that additional fire resources are now arriving on scene.

A CAL FIRE aircraft departs Paso Robles en route to the Boulder Fire in California Valley. (Photo courtesy Tricia Butcher)

 


 

(11:05 a.m.) – Firefighters were responding to a grass fire in the California Valley area Wednesday morning.

It was reported shortly before 11 a.m. on Boulder Creek Rd. near Belmont Trail. It has been named the Boulder Fire.

The Boulder Fire in California Valley. (Photo courtesy Rogelio Ramirez)

 

According to CAL FIRE, the first firefighters at the scene reported approximately five acres of grass burning at a slow rate of spread.

Just one week ago, a fire broke out about three miles away, off Belmont Trail and Costa Mesa Rd., and burned 835 acres.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.