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Update: Hill Fire 95-percent contained at 1,600 acres 

Update posted June 30, 7:20 a.m.

Cal Fire reports the Hill Fire near Santa Margarita is 95% contained as of this morning. Crews continuing to work on containment and hot spots today. Cal Fire reports four homes were burned down in the blaze that consumed at least 1,600 acres.

Update posted June 28, 7:30 a.m.

As of Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., the Hill Fire that is burning in the Park Hill area of Santa Margarita is 65-percent contained and holding at 1,598 acres, according to Cal Fire.

Effective Wednesday at 7 p.m., Cal Fire and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff lifted the evacuation orders for all residents and homes in the area effected by the Hill Fire. Nonresidents will continue to be restricted from the fire area.

Existing road closures will remain in place, restricting access to the fire area to non-residents. Closures are as follows: Hwy 58 and Parkhill Rd., Hwy 58 and Huero Huero Rd., Parkhill Rd and Huero Huero Rd.

Update posted June 27, 12 p.m.

–The Hill Fire is now 40-percent contained and is holding at approximately 1500 acres, according to Cal Fire:

Original story posted June 27, 7:30 a.m.

Photos by Rick Evans.

–A fire sparked yesterday around 3:30 p.m. in the Parkhill Road area near Santa Margarita and has since grown to approximately 1,500 acres as of Tuesday morning, according to reports.

One structure has burned and many others are threatened. Approximately 250 people have been evacuated. An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at Santa Margarita Elementary. Evacuees are allowed to bring their animals. Volunteers will be on hand to provide lodging, meals, water, hygiene items, and comfort for families affected by the evacuations, as well as provide a gathering place for residents to wait and receive important updates.

Highway 58 was closed in each direction from Parkhill Road to O’Donovan Road because of the fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Multiple crews from in and out of San Luis Obispo County have been called in to help battle the blaze.

Updates will be posted as received.

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