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Evacuations ordered as Lopez Lake fire grows to 250 acres

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»» Fire near Lopez Lake holds at 250 acres, reaches 10 percent containment

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Update (8 p.m.): The fire has burned about 250 acres and is 0% contained, Cal Fire said.

Evacuations are happening for those in the immediate area of the fire on Upper Lopez Canyon Road from French Camp. Additional firefighters and equipment has been ordered for Sunday, Cal Fire said.

Update (6:15 p.m.): The blaze has grown to 200 acres, according to the latest Cal Fire tweet. Evacuations are still underway.

Update (4:18 p.m.): Evacuations are ordered and in progress on Upper Lopez Canyon from French Camp, Cal Fire confirmed.

The fire continues to spread and is burning into Los Padres National Forest.

Update (4:09 p.m.): The fire has grown to 120 acres, according to scanner traffic.

Original story: A vegetation fire near Lopez Lake has grown to 50 acres and multiple structures are threatened, a Cal Fire spokesman said.

Cal Fire first tweeted about the fire at 2:46 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The fire is burning brush and oak trees around Upper Lopez Canyon Road and Wittenberg Creed Road.

Multiple fire engines from surrounding communities have been requested, as well as aerial support, according to scanner traffic.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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Monica Vaughan reports on health, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo County, oil and wildlife at The Tribune. She previously covered crime and justice in the Sacramento Valley, is a graduate of the University of Oregon journalism school and is a sixth-generation Californian. Have an idea for a story? Email: mvaughan@thetribunenews.com
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