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Fire breaks out along Calle Joaquin, tall flames visible from freeway

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Posted at 7:02 AM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-16 23:11:44-04

A fire broke out behind the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in San Luis Obispo, producing flames up that could be seen from Hwy 101 Friday morning.

The fire was called in at 6:31 a.m. at 1251 Calle Joaquin.

Tall flames shot up and smoke was visible as the fire burned. It was knocked down within 10 minutes.

San Luis Obispo Police told KSBY the fire started in an encampment. No vehicles or buildings were involved, and no injuries have been reported.

SLO City Fire responded to the fire. CAL FIRE SLO and San Luis Obispo Police Department were initially called but were cleared.