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CAL FIRE responds to vegetation fire off Hwy 46

Posted: 5:14 PM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 20:28:29-04
Cal Fire SLO responds to vegetation fire

CAL FIRE says forward progress of a vegetation fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon off Highway 46 East has been stopped.

The fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m., east of the Cholame Y intersection, near the county line.

CAL FIRE said it was burning behind a sewer plant.

As of 5 p.m., the fire had burned 10 acres and was 50 percent contained. CAL FIRE said it had the potential to burn 50 acres.

About an hour earlier, CAL FIRE crews extinguished a small fire that broke out in the area of Higos Way and Division St. in Nipomo. It reportedly burned an approximately 10x20 foot spot of brush.

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Firefighters respond to a brush fire on Higos Way in Nipomo on Aug. 21, 2019.
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A 20x100 foot spot of grass and brush burned along Highway 1 near Cal Poly at about 4:30 p.m. and was also quickly contained.