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Firefighters battle multiple vegetation fires south of Shandon

SLO County is bracing for wildfire — and workers are clearing an evacuation path

Workers remove vegetation along the side of Cambria Pines Road in Cambria as part of a Cal Fire's wildfire management program. The program in SLO County is paid for through funds from PG&E
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Workers remove vegetation along the side of Cambria Pines Road in Cambria as part of a Cal Fire's wildfire management program. The program in SLO County is paid for through funds from PG&E

Firefighters battled six vegetation fires south of Shandon on Monday afternoon.

The fires, which were first reported at about noon along Bitterwater Road, ultimately burned 120 acres total, according to Cal Fire. Forward progress on all fires was stopped just before 2 p.m.

By 3:30 p.m., all fires were 100 percent contained, Cal Fire said.

A heat advisory was issued Monday morning for the North County, including the cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero.

It’s been a busy week so far for firefighters.

Over the weekend, firefighters battled a rash of fires that broke out from Santa Margarita to Lake Nacimiento. On June 5, a fire in California Valley burned 1,127 acres.

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