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Fire in California Valley burns 835 acres

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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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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.

A wildfire that sparked Wednesday evening in California Valley burned 835 acres and is 90 percent contained as of Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire.

The fire was first reported at about 5:10 p.m. off of Belmont Trail and Costa Mesa Road, Cal Fire said. By about 10 p.m., despite windy conditions, firefighters had managed to stop forward progress on the blaze, which burned mostly grass.

Some outbuildings were initially threatened by the fire, but no buildings were damaged or lost, Cal Fire said. No one was injured.

Cal Fire said they expect 100 percent containment on the fire later Thursday.

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