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UPDATE: Brush fire along Highway 1 in Morro Bay 100% contained

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 01, 2023

UPDATE (5:23 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports that the fire is 100% contained.
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UPDATE (4:11 p.m.) - The fire that broke out Wednesday along Highway 1 in Morro Bay has burned 47 acres and is 95% contained, according to CAL FIRE.

The highway has been reopened.
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UPDATE (3 p.m.) - Forward progress of the fire has been stopped and the fire is 80% contained, according to CAL FIRE.
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UPDATE (1:42 p.m.) - Highway 1 has been reopened to southbound traffic. One northbound lane has been reopened.
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UPDATE (1:03 p.m.) - Due to heavy smoke affecting the roadway, traffic is being diverted off Highway 1 northbound at San Bernardo Creek Road and southbound at Morro Bay Blvd.

Fire officials say the fire has burned 10 acres.

The cause is under investigation.
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(12:19 p.m.) - Firefighters are responding to a brush fire that broke out Wednesday off Highway 1 in Morro Bay.

The fire was reported just before noon in the area of Teresa Rd. and South Bay Boulevard

It's located near the city's Water Reclamation Facility.

This story will be updated with new information as it becomes available.