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UPDATE: Fire at Camp Roberts 166 acres, 90% contained

Initial reports of a fire near Camp Roberts came in at around 3:40 PM.
Posted at 5:07 PM, Jul 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-04 22:44:17-04

UPDATE (10:50 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports that the Garrison fire is now 166 acres.

The fire is located at HWY 101 and East Garrison, near Camp Roberts.

Officials say the fire is 90 percent contained.

UPDATE (July 4, 2022) - A wildfire that broke out Sunday at the Camp Roberts Garrison Training Center remained 150 acres on Monday; however, containment was revised to 60%.

Base officials say they expect full containment of the fire by Tuesday morning.

Motorists on Highway 101 may continue to see some smoke from the fire.

Camp Roberts is working with CAL FIRE and the Ventana Hotshots on this incident.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

UPDATE (10:50 p.m.) - Camp Roberts Installation Services reports the 150-acre brush fire is now 80% contained. Highway 101 is open for travelers, but smoke is still visible in the area.

Air resources have been suspended for the rest of the night.

Power has been restored at the Camp Roberts Garrison Training Center.

UPDATE (6:50 p.m.) - CAL Fire BEU confirmed the forward spread of the Garrison Fire has stopped at 150 acres.

According to Camp Roberts Installation Services, the fire is 30% contained and power will remain out until further notice.

The fire was first reported at 3:40 PM near East Garrison Road and Highway 101.

Fire crews remain on scene battling the flames in the southeastern area of the Salinas River in Monterey County.

At 5 PM, rail traffic was stopped and drivers along Highway 101 were impacted by the smoke.

Camp Roberts Installation Services said Highway 101 remains open at this time.

The main gate will be accessible for military personnel and first responders.

This is a developing story.

(5:07 p.m.) - Initial reports of a fire near Camp Roberts came in at around 3:40 PM.

According to CHP SLO’s traffic incident page, smoke was seen near the Salinas Riverbed.

CAL Fire SLO confirmed units are assisting crews in that area.

In videos and photos sent in by viewers, you can see a plume of smoke and flames along the roadway.

No word on acreage.

This is a developing story.