Busy day for SLO firefighters: Multiple blazes spark across North County

It was a busy day for San Luis Obispo County firefighters as multiple brush fires were sparked on a hot and breezy Saturday.

Two named fires were reported and contained with minimal damage in terms of acreage, in addition to a handful of other smaller blazes.

The worst of it occurred late afternoon just north of Lake Nacimiento off Bee Rock Road after two structures and 2 acres were burned.

Cal Fire SLO reported that forward progress of the Bee Rock Road Fire was stopped at about 5 p.m.

Aircraft were released and ground crews were expected to mop up hot spots for the next four to five hours, according to Cal Fire. There were also evacuations reported over the scanner.

The devastating Chimney Fire started on the south side of the lake two years ago.

Crews also responded to a brush fire near the KOA campground near Santa Margarita Lake. It threatened two structures but was contained at between 1-2 acres.

Earlier in the day, a grass fire near Paso Robles was contained to a half acre, according to Cal Fire SLO.

Another small blaze was reported near Soda Lake in California Valley.

And on Sunday morning, yet another vegetation fire sparked in the area of Beacon Road and Jardine Road in Paso Robles. The fire, reported at about 11:10 a.m., grew to about 2 acres and was contained about 30 minutes later, according to the Paso Robles Emergency Services Department.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning through Sunday for much of Northern California due to high fire danger from warm and windy conditions, although San Luis Obispo County was not included in the warning.

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