Firefighters continue to make more progress containing the Lopez Fire that started last Saturday near Lopez Lake.
As of Thursday morning, CAL FIRE officials say the burn area is 85 percent contained.
#RT @CAL_FIRE: #LopezFire off Upper Lopez Canyon Rd & Wittenberg Creek Rd, southeast of San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County remains 220 acres and 85% contained.— CAL FIRE PIO (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 26, 2019
Evacuation information: @SLOSheriff
Unified Command: @CALFIRE_SLO and @LosPadresNF
Fire investigators determined the brush fire was sparked by an improperly extinguished campfire.
While fire officials are reminding everyone about how to safely and thoroughly put out a campfire , authorities are still looking for who is responsible for starting the Lopez Fire.
Anyone with information about who may have started the Lopez Fire is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at (805) 549-7867. Officials say callers may remain anonymous