Fire scorches 200 acres near Lopez Lake

September 21, 2019

Photo by Amy Joseph

Update 7:56 a.m. on Sunday: The Lopez Fire has scorched 250 acres and is 10 percent contained.

A fast moving vegetation fire near Lopez Lake has burned more than 200 acres and is 0 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times]

Photo by Amy Joseph

Officials have asked residents in the area of Upper Lopez Canyon and Wittenberg Creek roads to evacuate. There are 24 structures threatened by the blaze.

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The blaze, which was reported at about 2:40 p.m., is burning dry brush and oak trees.

Photo by Amy Joseph

Much of the fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest, in an area which hasn’t burned in 60 years.


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