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Fire near San Miguel reaches 95 percent containment

The Parkfield Fire near the San Luis Obispo County/Monterey County line, as seen from San Miguel.
The Parkfield Fire near the San Luis Obispo County/Monterey County line, as seen from San Miguel.

Update Monday, 8 p.m.

Containment is now 95 percent.

Update Monday, 7:30 a.m.

The Parkfield Fire stayed at 1,816 acres overnight, and containment has increased to 80 percent.

Update, 6:30 p.m.

Full containment is now expected by morning, Cal Fire estimates. The blaze is holding at 1,816 acres and 60 percent containment.

Update, 1:55 p.m.

The fire is now at 1,816 acres and is 60 percent contained, Cal Fire said.

Update, 11:30 a.m.

The evacuation warnings for residents on Vineyard Canyon, Mahoney Canyon and Lowes Canyon roads east of San Miguel have been lifted, according to San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tony Perry, who added that the total fire damage is about 1,816 acres.

The fire itself remains at 1,500 acres with 30 percent containment, according to Cal Fire, and the forward spread of the fire has been stopped.

The fire appears to be moving to the southwest, toward San Luis Obispo County, but firefighters “have a good hold on it right now,” said Cal Fire public information officer Lynette Round.

On Saturday night, a firefighter was airlifted to Fresno Community Hospital with minor, superficial burns on his face, ears and hands, Round said. The firefighter has since been released from the hospital and is back at work fighting the fire.

Original story:

The fast-moving brush fire that erupted Saturday evening between San Miguel and Parkfield on the northern edge of San Luis Obispo County stalled overnight and remains at 1,500 acres and 30 percent containment Sunday morning.

The blaze sparked at approximately 8 p.m. and quickly grew to 1,500 acres in three hours, according to Cal Fire. Officials said they had stopped its forward movement by 11 p.m.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation warnings for residents on Vineyard Canyon, Mahoney Canyon and Lowes Canyon roads east of San Miguel.

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