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Update: Sargents Fire 60-percent contained 

Update: Sargents Fire 60-percent contained

Photo by Trisha Butcher.

Update posted June 1:

–As of Monday night, the Sargents Fire burning East of San Ardo, about 20-miles north of Paso Robles in Monterey County, has now scorched 1,100 acres according to reports. It is 60-percent contained.

Cal Fire has not provided information on any evacuations in place or structure damage due to the fire.

Update: Sargents Fire 60-percent contained

Photo by Trisha Butcher.

Original story posted May 31:

Two wildfires merge to create one blaze East of San Ardo

smoke visible

Smoke can be seen from Paso Robles. Image posted to Facebook by Brandon Stier.

Fire was 10-percent contained as of Sunday night

–Two fires that erupted Sunday afternoon east of San Ardo have burned into each other to create what authorities are calling the Sargents Fire.

The fire is burning off Wunpost and Sargeant Canyon roads, according to reports. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

The Sargents Fire was 250 acres, 10% contained, and not threatening any structures as of 6:50 p.m. Sunday night. The brush fire has an updated potential to burn about 2,000 acres, according to the scanner traffic at about 6:13 p.m.

Approximate location of the fire:

This is a developing story. No further information is available at this time.

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