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UPDATE: 40 percent contained, structures still threatened by brush fire near Lake San Antonio

Posted: 7:53 PM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 22:58:47-04

UPDATE (7:00 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says crews continue to make good progress on the grass fire in Monterey County but tonight structures are still threatened. The fire has now consumed approximately 300 acres.

Containment around the fire has grown to 40 percent, according to CAL FIRE BEU twitter.

Lake Fire in Monterey County. Photo Courtesy: Tricia Butcher

The Lake Fire broke out Monday afternoon near Lake San Antonio in the area of Jolon Rd. and New Pleyto Rd. in Lockwood.

No word yet on a cause.

Photo Courtesy: Tricia Butcher

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports the Lake Fire burning near Lake San Antonio in Monterey County has burned 250 acres and is 30 percent contained.

Structures remained threatened but CAL FIRE reports good progress in the fire fight.

Lake Fire in Monterey County on Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Tricia Butcher)

 

(4:07 p.m.) – People in far northern San Luis Obispo County may notice smoke from a fire burning in Monterey County.

The Lake Fire broke out Monday afternoon near Lake San Antonio in the area of Jolon Rd. and New Pleyto Rd. in Lockwood.

CAL FIRE says the fire has burned 150 acres and there is no containment at this time. Multiple structures are reportedly threatened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo Courtesy: Tricia Butcher

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