UPDATE: Mandatory evacuations ordered for 300-acre fire near Santa Margarita. Follow the latest on this developing story here »» http://bit.ly/2rVThtM
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Update, 5:20 p.m.
The fire has grown to 175 acres and continues to threaten several structures in the area, according to Elms.
“It’s still growing,” he said. “It’s a dynamic fire at this point.”
Mandatory evacuations are imminent and being coordinated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, he said.
He also said it is “entirely possible” that people are stuck in the vicinity of the fire, but engines are making their way to all of the addresses in the vicinity to help residents evacuate the area.
Update, 4:40 p.m.
The fire has grown to approximately 100 acres and Parkhill Road is closed around both sides of the fire, Elms said. He said engines were still coming on scene, and that the blaze was “a very fast-moving fire.” Elms said he did not yet know of any evacuations in the area.
Update, 4:05 p.m.
The fire has grown to 25 acres, according to Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms. Structures are threatened and firefighters are working to mitigate the threat, Elms said. Additional engines and air tankers have been requested, and responders are also requesting that Parkhill Road be closed, Elms said.
Cal Fire is battling a blaze in Santa Margarita that has already burned 10 acres of land and is threatening structures.
The fire was first reported just after 3:30 in the area of Parkhill Road and Rue De Leon, Cal Fire said.
This story will be updated.