Update Tuesday, 7:45 a.m.:
The Turkey Fire is now 100 percent contained, with 2,225 acres burned.
North County residents experienced heavy smoke drifting south from a vegetation fire burning in southern Monterey County on Monday.
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Crews began battling the Turkey Fire about 1 p.m. near Parkfield, according to a Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey tweet. The fire sparked in the California Flats area near Turkey Flat Road.
As of 3:45 p.m., the blaze had grown to 2,225 acres with no structures threatened and 60 percent containment.
On Monday, Cal Fire San Luis Obispo warned North County residents to expect “areas of heavy smoke,” and individuals with respiratory conditions were encouraged to limit their time outside.
The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District also issued a Better Breather Alert warning residents throughout the county about drifting wildfire smoke — the second such alert the agency has released in two weeks.
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