Fire burns 300 acres near Camp Roberts

October 9, 2019


A fire broke out Tuesday evening near Camp Roberts and, as of Wednesday morning, the blaze has burned 289 acres and is 30 percent contained. [Cal Coast Times]

The fire started on the east side of the Salinas River in Monterey County; burning in the Big Sandy Wildlife State Area. The blaze was burning south-southwest Tuesday night toward San Luis Obispo County, according to Cal Fire.

Firefighters stopped the forward progress of the blaze Tuesday night but continued battling the fire overnight. Fire personnel are expected to mop up the blaze on Wednesday, but smoke will likely be visible from Highway 101 near Camp Roberts.

At the onset of the fire, there were downed power lines. Cal Fire stated in a tweet that power was out in the area, and PG&E personnel came out to the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Cause of blaze: PGE forgot to turn off the power.

Why would they need to turn off the power? It was a mild cool night with little wind in what can be a very windy area.

Stuff happens sometimes.