Encampment fire burns brush behind San Luis Cemetery

April 23, 2023


Smoke rolled into the air on Sunday afternoon after a fire at a homeless encampment spread to brush behind a cemetery in San Luis Obispo.

Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning next to the intersection of Higuera Street and Elks Lane, according to the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. Firefighters battled the vegetation fire, containing the blaze to a 20 feet by 20 feet area.

There were no injuries or structures damaged during the fire.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Littering should be a jail-able offense! The very least they can do is pick up after themselves as they have nothing else to do anyways. Extremely representative of their character imo.