A vegetation fire burned approximately 10 acres Thursday afternoon in Atascadero, Cal Fire said.
Authorities first responded to the blaze near the intersection of Gabarda and Tampico roads about 4:15 p.m.
The fire threatened multiple structures on Rocky Canyon Road a short time later, and some residents elected to evacuate on their own, according to Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms.
Forward progress on the fire was stopped by 5:20 p.m., Elms said, and crews were expected to remain on scene for several hours.
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California Highway Patrol also temporarily closed Rocky Canyon Road while officials worked to contain the blaze.
Firefighters from Atascadero, Templeton and Cal Fire all responded to the scene, Elms said.
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