UPDATE (07-17-22 11:15 a.m.): CAL FIRE SLO reports the Wildland Fire burning off of northbound Highway 101 in Nipomo is now 100% contained. Firefighters said the fire was contained at 26 acres.
CAL FIRE SLO tweeted and said firefighters will continue to patrol the area for the next few days.
UPDATE (07-16-22 4:58 PM): CAL FIRE SLO reports the Wildland Fire burning off of northbound Highway 101 in Nipomo is now 95% contained. Fire officials said the fire was contained at 26 acres.
UPDATE (6:20 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports the fire is 25 acres and 15% contained.
UPDATE (5:32 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports that forward progress of the fire that broke out Friday afternoon along Highway 101 in Nipomo has been stopped.
It's currently estimated at 25 to 35 acres.
CAL FIRE says one structure was damaged.
South Oak Glen remains closed, and drivers should continue to expect traffic on Highway 101.
UPDATE (4:17 p.m.) - CAL FIRE reports that multiple fires were reported along Highway 101 through Nipomo Friday afternoon.
The largest of the fires is currently estimated at 15-20 acres.
A CAL FIRE spokesperson says structures are threatened and power lines are down in the area. Some homes in the immediate area are being evacuated.
Multiple firefighting units, including aircraft, are currently battling the fire.
(3:45 p.m.) - Firefighters are responding to a brush fire off Highway 101 in Nipomo.
The fire was reported just after 3:15 p.m. on the northbound right shoulder of the highway near Tefft Street.
According to the California Highway Patrol, there are homes in the area that may be threatened by the fire.
The fire is also reportedly creating heavy traffic in both directions through the area, and a SIG Alert has been issued to warn drivers of smoke. Motorists should expect road closures in the area of Tefft and South Oakglen Ave.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.