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.
Cause determined to be an abandoned camp fire. Please be fire safe by never having a camp fire in an unauthorized area. Great stop by all crews. pic.twitter.com/xbHMIaQyqm— SLO City Fire (@SLO_City_Fire) June 8, 2020
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.
#IrishIC Fire is holding at 1/8 of an acre. Winds are 13 MPH with gusts to 19 MPH on the ridge top. @SLO_City_Fire Copter 527 from #ArroyoGrande at scene. #Firefighters are making access on foot. pic.twitter.com/BRF5ItHuLt— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) June 8, 2020
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.
VEGETATION FIRE: Irish Hills IH near Los Osos Valley Rd and HWY 101. #Firefighters are responding to reported fire near the ridge top. #IrishIC #CountyofSlo #SanLuisObispo #PulsePoint pic.twitter.com/F2mjQZAP7U— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) June 8, 2020
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.