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UPDATE: Avila Fire now 100% contained

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jun 18, 2020

UPDATE (7:10) - CAL FIRE reports the Avila Fire is fully contained and the acreage burned remains at 445 acres.

UPDATE (7:47 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports that the Avila Fire is now 95% contained.

Firefighters plan to continue working in the area for the next several days.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.) - As firefighters continue to investigate the cause of the Avila Fire, CAL FIRE SLO is asking anyone who was in the area where the fire started and may have information about the incident to contact authorities.

The fire started along northbound Highway 101 at the Avila Beach Drive offramp at about 2:45 p.m. on June 15.

To provide a tip, call the CAL FIRE Hotline at 1-800-468-4408 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

(7:03 a.m.) - Firefighters are nearing full containment of the Avila Fire that broke out Monday afternoon.

As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire SLO officials report the burn area is 90 percent contained.

Firefighters will spend the day continuing to cut containment lines. Their goal is to have the burn area 100 percent contained by 6 p.m. Thursday.

A total of 445 acres burned in the hillsides above Avila Beach and Shell Beach. At the fire's peak, some 400 homes were threatened. None were lost. Just one structure suffered some damage.

Crews are being released from the incident as the situation improves. Still, 110 firefighters remain on scene Thursday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.