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Cal Poly fire now 100 percent contained

Fire crews battle Poly Fire in San Luis Obispo

A brush fire in the hills above Cal Poly burned at least 97 acres and forced evacuations from dorms and nearby homes in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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A brush fire in the hills above Cal Poly burned at least 97 acres and forced evacuations from dorms and nearby homes in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The 105-acre vegetation fire on Cal Poly’s campus that burned for three days reached full containment Friday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

The fire broke out Tuesday near the Cal Poly P, forcing temporary evacuations for students and nearby residents as the blaze stretched across the hillside below the landmark. All evacuations were lifted Tuesday night.

Crews were able to reach 95 percent containment Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

A collection of videos show the wildfire and heavy smoke at Cal Poly on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The fire prompted evacuations of two dorms on campus, as well as a nearby residential area.

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