NORTH COUNTY — Cal Fire SLO responded to two fires this week, one that started on June 3 at Lake Nacimiento which involved two structures and nearby vegetation continuing on to the next day, and another vegetation fire northeast of Paso Robles on June 5.
On Sunday, June 3 a structure fire broke out at 4:11 p.m. at Lake Nacimiento and spread to the nearby vegetation, igniting three to four acres at Lake Nacimiento Resort & Marina.
Cal Fire SLO responded to the scene where two modular homes were fully engulfed. The fire, dubbed “the Resort Fire,” eventually grew to 15 acres and an additional air tanker was dispatched.
The Lake Nacimiento Resort was evacuated and closed. The fire consumed a total of approximately 20 acres before being contained Tuesday.
Cal Fire SLO also responded to a vegetation fire Tuesday, June 5 at approximately 12:17 p.m. The fire was located at 5990 Jardine Rd., northeast of Paso Robles. The fire had burned a half-acre when firefighters arrived.
Shortly thereafter, Cal Fire SLO reported that the fire was threatening two structures and had the potential to grow four to five acres. Cal Fire personnel brought the fire under control by 12:42 p.m. A total of four or five acres were burned.
The National Weather service reported earlier this week that interior San Luis Obispo County is expected to have high heat. Most places will be in the 90s with relative humidity below ten percent. Elevated fire conditions are a concern for our area due to the hot and dry weather and the gusty offshore winds.
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