Brush fire in San Luis Obispo burns 50 acres

September 6, 2020

A vegetation fire broke out Sunday afternoon near Bridge Street in San Luis Obispo and spread into the South Hills Open Space.

At about 4 p.m., a 911 caller reported the blaze. San Luis Obispo City and Cal Fire firefighters then battled the blaze.

The SLO County Sheriff’s Office sent out a reverse 911 call asking residents who live east of Higuera Street, south of Bridge Street, north of Aezzo Drive and west of Stoneridge Trail to evacuate.

By 6:15 p.m., firefighters had stopped the forward progress of the blaze, which burnt approximately 50 acres. No structures were destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Thanks to the great firefighters of the SLOFD, they were able to put out the Bridge Fire in record time and in record heat! Well done!

Too many fires these days being started by vagrant camps and arsonists. Wonder how this one started? Most of the time we never really find out.

Thank you firefighters…it was such a hot and miserable day…who started it is always the question, but hot , windy weather could have made it far worse. Thank you again.