Crews with the City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department are assisting firefighters in the Bay Area Thursday as a collection of 20 fires in Alameda, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Stanislaus counties burn at least 137,000 acres.
SLO City firefighters were assigned Wednesday to help with structural defense as a massive fire burns near the Lick Observatory, located at the top of Mount Hamilton east of San Jose.
Crews say they will likely remain in the Bay Area through Friday due to "resource need," according to the SLO City Fire Department's Twitter page.
Views from the @LickObservatory early this morning 1st looking toward San Jose, 2nd looking toward Pleasanton. The Inversion layer lifted early causing fire activity to pick up. OES 385 & S/T 5806A remain assigned likely through tomorrow due to resource need #SCULightningComplex pic.twitter.com/kPvOj6EsUo
— SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) August 20, 2020