A fire burned 5 acres south of Atascadero before firefighters contained it Monday afternoon. The fire burned in a river bed and through cottonwood trees, but no structures were threatened, according to Cal Fire officials.
The fire was reported at 4:12 p.m. at Chia Place and Santa Clara Road. It was contained at 5:01 p.m.
A helicopter, two air tankers and 120 firefighters responded to the blaze.
-- Cynthia Lambert