Firefighters this afternoon contained a five-acre blaze near Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero.
The fire was reported at 12:09 p.m. in the Bear Ridge area of west Highway 41, said Patricia Grisham, a communications operator with Cal Fire. A variety of Cal Fire and Morro Bay and Atascadero city resources were dispatched to fight it, including two hand crews and multiple engines and a water tender.
The blaze was declared contained at 2:43 p.m. No cause has been identified. Crews will be monitoring the fire area on Wednesday to prevent a restart.