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Firefighters stop forward progress of Templeton vegetation fire, threatening several homes

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 02:22:31-04

UPDATE (2:32 p.m.) — The vegetation fire in Templeton has grown to 20-30 acres and is threatening five homes, according to CAL FIRE officials.

Fire crews say there were initially 20 structures threatened. Forward progress of the vegetation fire has stopped.

Seven fire agencies are responding to the fire, including CAL FIRE SLO, CAL FIRE San Benito Monterey Unit, San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services, Templeton Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Atascadero State Hospital, according to firefighters.

This story is developing. Please check back later as updates become available.


UPDATE (2:19 p.m.) — The vegetation fire in Templeton has reached at least 20 acres, according to CAL FIRE SLO officials.

First responders say they are currently investigating the cause of the fire.


ORIGINAL STORY (1:36 p.m.) — CAL FIRE SLO crews are battling a vegetation fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in Templeton.

According to PulsePoint, the fire was initially reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of the 3200 block of Neal Spring Road.

CAL FIRE SLO did not immediately respond to calls from KSBY News.

KSBY is sending a crew to the scene to get more information.