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UPDATE: Vegetation fire on the Cuesta Grade fully contained

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-06 15:42:21-04

UPDATE (JUNE 6, 12:40 p.m.) - The Tower Fire on the Cuesta Grade is now 100% contained according to CAL FIRE SLO. The department tweeted that all units have been released from the incident.

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UPDATE (JUNE 6, 11:55 a.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO reports the Tower Fire is now at 90% containment with no forward progression overnight. Fire crews will be mopping up and improving control lines today according to CAL FIRE SLO's twitter account.

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UPDATE (9:35 p.m.) - Firefighters have reached 70% containment of the Tower Fire. Crews will remain on scene through the night mop up and extinguish any hot spots.

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UPDATE (5:56 p.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO said the Tower Fire is now 35% contained. Crews are still on scene working to increase that containment.

A SIG Alert is still issued for drivers in the area along Highway 101.

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UPDATE (2:00 p.m.) - According to CAL FIRE SLO, the fire is about 20-25 acres and 10% conatined. Officials report crews have a hose lay almost to the head of the fire and aircraft have put retardant around the fire.

CHP says the number three lane will remain blocked from Old Stage Coach Road to Cuesta Springs Road until about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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UPDATE (1:30 p.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO officials say the fire has burned between 30 and 35 acres, and is zero percent contained.

Officials are also reporting the fire activity has gone down significantly and no structures are threatened at this time.

The number three lane remains blocked from Old Stage Coach Road to Cuesta Springs Road.

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CAL FIRE SLO ground and air units are responding to a reported vegetation fire on northbound Highway 101 and TV Tower Road.

CAL FIRE SLO is reporting the fire is about one acre, with a moderate rate of spread.

According to CHP the fire is about halfway way up the Cuesta Grade.

The number three lane is blocked from Old Stage Coach Road to Cuesta Springs Road.

This is a developing story, we will continue to update you as more information becomes available.