Update: Branch Fire now 75-percent contained at 3,022 acres
–The Branch Fire burning in California Valley east of Atascadero is now 75-percent contained.
The wildfire off Highway 58 in the California Valley burned 3,022 acres. It destroyed two structures and ten outbuildings.
Evacuation orders for the California Valley area was lifted at 5 p.m. on Thursday. A resident in the area said, “That bad boy really took off.”
Original story posted July 29
Branch Fire in California Valley is 50-percent contained
–The Branch Fire is currently burning in California Valley east of Atascadero and has grown to 3022 acres. The fire is 50-percent contained and fire crews are continuing to build and strengthen fire control lines, according to Cal Fire.
Two structures and 10 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. Highway 58 is currently open.
Branch Fire Update. The fire has burned 3022 acres and is 50% contained fire crews are continuing to build and strengthen fire control lines. 2 Structures and 10 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. Highway 58 is open. #BranchIC #CountyofSlo #CaliforniaValley
— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) July 29, 2020