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SLO City Fire Department assisting Bay Area firefighters with SCU Lightning Complex

Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 20, 2020

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.