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Margarita Fire that burned 120 acres now fully contained

A wildfire that started along West Pozo Rd. Sunday evening grew to 120 acres by Monday morning. The fire is approximately 80% contained as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. An early morning fire retardant drop seen along the edge of the roadway.
A wildfire that started along West Pozo Rd. Sunday evening grew to 120 acres by Monday morning. The fire is approximately 80% contained as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. An early morning fire retardant drop seen along the edge of the roadway. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Update, 7:45 p.m.

Crews reached full containment on the Margarita Fire on Tuesday night, according to Cal Fire.

Update, 9:15 a.m.

All roads are open in the area, Elms said, but drivers should be cautious as fire trucks are still in the area.

Original story:

The Margarita Fire is 80 percent contained, and full containment is expected by Tuesday night, Cal Fire said Tuesday morning.

Pozo Road is still closed from Rinconada to River Road, though that closure may lift later today, according to Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms. The fire has burned about 120 acres.

Crews are working in “extremely steep terrain,” Cal Fire said.

The fire sparked Sunday evening after a weeklong heat wave in San Luis Obispo County.

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Cal Fire says West Pozo Road at Rinconada is still closed and that only residents are allowed through. The Margarita Fire started Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

Cal Fire Deputy Chief Eric Cleveland of San Luis Obispo offers a few tips for ranch fire preparedness and talks about a mapping effort on Santa Margarita Ranch.

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