A column of smoke rising over the hills east of Paso Robles is alarming residents, but not to worry: It’s from a fire burning about 28 miles away in Fresno and Kings counties.
Cal Fire issued a statement Tuesday notifying residents that the smoke they’re seeing is from the Garza Fire, which broke out Monday and has since burned about 26,172 acres.
“Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo County Fire would like to thank the citizens of San Luis Obispo County for their diligence in bringing this situation to our attention,” Cal Fire wrote. “We are aware of the visibility of the Garza Fire and are actively monitoring that situation and its proximity to San Luis Obispo County.”
Cal Fire asked residents to continue to be vigilant and report any new smoke immediately.
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