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Cross fire burning near 101 south of Bradley fully contained

Power outages reported

UPDATE 10/11/2019 1:00 p.m. The Cross Fire that was burning off Indian Valley Road and the Monterey County line near Camp Roberts is fully contained.

Cal Fire said Friday morning that the fire was 100% contained at 289 acres.

 

UPDATE 10/9/2019 2:00 a.m.  Cal Fire has better contained The Cross Fire that's been burning in South Monterey County since Tuesday. That fire burning near Indian Valley Road and the Monterey County Line is now 289 acres and 90% contained.

 

UPDATE 10/9/2019 2:50 p.m. The Cross Fire near Indian Valley Road and the Monterey County Line is now 275 acres and 80% contained.

 

UPDATE 10/9/2019 12:00p.m. Cal Fire is now calling a fire burning near Camp Roberts by the Monterey and San Luis Obispo county line the Cross Fire.

Cal Fire said it has burned 289 acres and is 30% contained.

 

UPDATE 10/9/2019 2:00 a.m.: CalFire has updated the status of what is now called the San Miguel fire. It has burned 289 acres and is 30 percent contained.

 

PREVIOUS STORY: A wildfire is burning off Highway 101 near Camp Roberts, by the Monterey County/San Luis Obispo county line. 

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo says that it is reported that power lines are down with the fire. At 10 p.m. Cal Fire said that PG&E is on scene with reports of power outages in the area. 

PG&e confirms with KION that as of 10:30 p.m., there are 329 customers are affected between Bradley and San Miguel. There is an estimated restoration time of 11:30 p.m. PG&E says outage is the result of the company de-energizing the system for safety reasons at 8:19 p.m.

Forward progress on the fire was stopped at between 100-125 acres, according to Cal Fire SLO.  Fire crews will remain on scene overnight. 

A witness, Chad Dietz, says he was driving through when he saw the fire burning. Dietz says that it appears military personnel responded to the fire, along with Cal Fire units. The fire was relatively small when he first showed up at around 6:43 p.m., but grew quickly because of the strong wind. 

This comes as fire conditions prompted PG&E to order large scale power shutoffs in 34 California counties, not including Monterey County. Power is expected to go out in parts of Santa Cruz County at midnight Wednesday. 

This is a developing story. 

 


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