Crews battling brush fire in eastern San Luis Obispo County

Officials: 130 acres scorched, 70% containment

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The Olive Fire is approximately 70% contained and has burned 130 acres as of 6 p.m., according to Cal Fire Capt. Chris Elms.

Fire personnel with the Templeton and Atascadero fire departments assisted Cal Fire with the blaze that was reported at 3 p.m.

Although no structures were threatened, Capt. Elms said this serves as a reminder for residents to create defensible space around their homes.

For more information and ideas about how to create defensible space, visit http://readyforwildfire.org, or download the Cal Fire Ready for Wildfire app.



Fire crews are battling a reported 50-acre brush fire on Highway 41 about five miles northeast of the Cholame "Y" where Highway 46 meets Highway 41.

No structures are threatening and this time and no evacuations have been ordered.

Firefighters estimate containment at 30%. The fire broke out in eastern San Luis Obispo County at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials are calling this fire the "Olive Fire." According to a Cal Fire SLO Tweet, the fire is holding at 50 acres.

No further details were immediately known.

We have a news crew on the way to the scene and will update this developing story as new information comes into our newsroom.

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