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Fire breaks out off Hwy 1 in Arroyo Grande area, road closure and power shutoffs in place

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 00:00:59-05

UPDATE: 12 p.m. - Fire officials with Five Cities Fire Authority say forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

The fire burned three acres and there is no longer any threat to structures nearby.

According to CHP, a hard closure of Highway 1 near Valley Road will be in place for most of the day.

PG&E has also shutoff power to thousands of customers in the area to protect the firefighters.

Thousands of customers in the Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande areas are without power Tuesday afternoon.

According to PG&E, the outage began around 11:20 a.m. and as of noon, was impacting 5,675 customers.

PG&E estimates power will be back on by about 2:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters are working to put out a fire that broke out in the Arroyo Grande area Tuesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, it was reported around 10:50 a.m. and was burning along Highway 1 and visible from Valley Road.

The flames appeared to be burning in thick vegetation and was heading uphill, according to initial reports.

An air tanker was seen making drops on the fire shortly after it broke out.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.