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Firefighters contain fire along Highway 101 north of Santa Margarita

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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.

Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a fire in the North County that threatened two homes, according to Cal Fire.

The fire was on the east side of Highway 101 just north of Santa Margarita and burned about 1 acre, Cal Fire said.

The fire was first reported at about 2:15 p.m. By 2:45 p.m., forward progress on the fire was stopped, Cal Fire said.

The fire was contained just before 3:30 p.m.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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