A grassfire burned north of Highway 41 and east of San Gabriel, threatening homes in the area. Multiple fire departments and air tankers are fighting the fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon.

Currently on the scene are fire departments from Santa Margarita, Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo and Atascadero.

During the fire, responders closed CA 41 temporarily, as the fire loomed only 150 feet from the highway. Multiple fire planes dropped retardant on the area.

See press release from City of Atascadero