Cal Fire SLO is urging people to stay vigilant this wildfire season as August marks the anniversary of major wildfires in San Luis Obispo County.
Cal Fire SLO tweeted August 7 a photo mapping the Chimney Fire, which sparked on August 13, 2016, the Highway 58 Fire which sparked August 15, 1996 and the Highway 41 Fire which sparked August 14, 1994.
Fire officials say these fires mark the deadliest, costliest and largest wildfires in San Luis Obispo County history.
All three of these fires started on nearly the same day. Firefighters say this is a great time to remind residents to be vigilant and avoid any activity that could spark a wildfire.
Mid-August marks the anniversaries of the deadliest wildfire, the costliest wildfire, and the largest wildfire in SLO County fire history, ALL of which occurred on nearly the same day! PLEASE be vigilant and avoid any activity that could spark a wildfire! https://t.co/p8yqWw1SNy pic.twitter.com/ffNv6ubfuK— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) August 7, 2019