Crews increased containment on the Margarita Fire to 60 percent on Monday, Cal Fire said. The blaze at Santa Margarita Lake Road and West Pozo Road has burned 120 acres so far.
Pozo Road is still closed from Rinconada to River Road, Cal Fire said. Residents are allowed in, but others will be redirected.
The fire sparked Sunday evening after a weeklong heat wave in San Luis Obispo County. Firefighters were aided by rainy weather Sunday into Monday morning.
“Last night we got really lucky, we got some rain that helped lay the fire down,” said Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms. “At this point, the fire’s looking pretty good. We’re working extremely hard to get this thing under control as fast as possible.”
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