3 p.m. UPDATE: After it burned 200 acres, firefighters contained the brush fire near Nacimiento Lake at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, according to County/Cal Fire.
The agency said it expects to have the fire completely extinguished by 6 p.m. Monday.
Crews created what firefighters call a control line around the perimeter of the blaze, and they are working to extinguish all embers remaining within that area.
Cal Fire said the blaze started about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a 2010 Chevrolet pickup caught fire, spreading flames into the wildland.
Late Saturday night, Cal Fire reported that the fire had the potential to spread to 500 acres because of the evening’s winds.
The total dollar loss from the fire is estimated at $40,000 to the vehicle. No structures were lost to the fire, according to Cal Fire.
Ten fire engines, four hand crews, a bulldozer and eight other officials, including an incident commander and safety officer, remain at the scene working to put the blaze out, Cal Fire said.View Larger Map
8:45 p.m. UPDATE: The brush fire reported east of Nacimiento Lake near the Salinas River dam has spread to more than 75 acres, Cal Fire confirmed.
No information has been available on how much of the blaze has been contained.
A brush fire that started just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday near Nacimiento Lake has spread to about 10 acres as of 7:30 p.m., according to County/Cal Fire.
The fire was reported along Nacimiento Lake Drive near Dragons Breath Place, Cal Fire said.
Flames are spreading at what was described as a moderate speed, being pushed by wind — sometimes downhill, according to Cal Fire and radio dispatches from crews at the scene.
One structure is threatened, Cal Fire reported, but did not elaborate on what kind.