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UPDATE: Vegetation fire near Irish Hills contained at 40 x 40 spot, crews mopping up

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 01:43:07-04

UPDATE (6:26 p.m.) --

Firefighters have contained the vegetation fire near Irish Hills contained at 40 x 40 ft. spot just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Water drops were made by the Los Padres National Forest H527 to help contain the fire.

CAL FIRE SLO units and the City Battalion #3 will remain on the scene for at least two hours.

The cause of the fire is believed to be an abandoned camp fire.

Firefighters are reminding people to have a go-bag and an evacuation plan in place in case of an emergency.
UPDATE (6:09 p.m.) --

CAL FIRE SLO is on the scene of the vegetation fire near Irish Hills. The fire is currently holding at one eighth of an acre.

Winds are at 13 mph with gusts up to 19 mph on the ridge top, according to authorities.

Fire officials say they are making access on foot to fight the flames.

Stay with KSBY for continuous coverage.

ORIGINAL STORY (5:25 p.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO is responding to a vegetation fire in San Luis Obispo near the Irish Hills area.

The fire is burning near Los Osos Valley Rd and Highway 101 and broke out around 5:10 p.m.

Smoke can be seen from the highway and from the Prefumo Canyon area.

Fire officials say they are on scene and looking for a way to access the terrain.

San Luis Obispo City Fire Department is assisting.

Firefighters are monitoring high winds in the area.

KSBY is sending a crew to the scene and will update information as it becomes available.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.