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Fire at the Oceano Dunes burns about 2 acres

A vegetation fire at the Oceano Dunes burned 2.2 acres early Sunday afternoon, Cal Fire said.

The fire was reported just before noon on Sunday, and smoke could be seen from the Shell Beach area. The fire was moving at a “slow rate of spread,” Cal Fire said. By about 1 p.m., the agency said the fire was about 60 percent contained and was not threatening any structures.

Less than a half-hour later, Cal Fire said firefighters had stopped forward progress on the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Five Cities Fire Authority tweeted that it was assisting Cal Fire in fighting the blaze.

Cal Fire initially said the fire had burned between four and five acres, but the number was revised due to more accurate mapping.

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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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