Alamo Fire 78-percent contained
Update posted July 13
– The Alamo Fire, as of Tuesday morning, is 78-percent contained and holding at 28,687 acres. Overnight, crews continued to make progress constructing and maintaining containment lines. Today, firefighters will continue to strengthen established containment lines, diminish hot spots in the interior of the fire perimeter, and patrol those areas. Fire crews will continue working in very steep terrain with very dry brush and chaparral.
Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency crews and equipment are still working in the fire area. Those who do not have homes and/or businesses in the area are urged to stay out.
Update posted July 12
–The Alamo Fire, as of Wednesday, is now 65-percent contained. Fire activity was minimal yesterday, according to Cal Fire. One structure was destroyed in the blaze. No injuries were reported as a result of this fire.
Update posted July 11
–The Alamo Fire, as of Tuesday morning, has grown to 28,926 and containment is at 45-percent, according to Cal Fire.
Update posted July 10
–The Alamo Fire, as of Monday morning, has grown to 28,926 acres and is holding containment at 15-percent. Currently, the Alamo Fire is the largest fire burning in the state.
Update posted, July 9, 10 a.m.
–The Alamo Fire burning near Highway 166 East of Santa Maria has grown to 23,876 acres and is still just 10-percent contained, according to Cal Fire’s update posted Sunday morning. Air quality alerts are in effect for San Luis Obispo County due to smoke. Evacuations orders are in place for the surrounding areas.
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Update posted July 8, 7:30 a.m.
–As of July 7 at 6 p.m., the Alamo Fire had grown to 3000 acres and was moving at an, “extreme rate of spread,” according to Cal Fire.
A more recent update from Cal Fire has not been posted as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Story posted July 7, 4:50 p.m.
–Now dubbed the, “Alamo Fire,” the fire burning off of Highway 166 near the Twitchell Reservoir east of Santa Maria has grown to 500 acres and is 10-percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
Evacuations warnings are in place for the Tepusquet Blazing Saddles area.
Updates will be posted.