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Fire Threatens 6 California Campgrounds

August 23, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Fire Threatens 6 California Campgrounds

A fire broke out on California’s central coast in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday (Aug. 21), forcing campground evacuations.

The blaze broke out in the afternoon in Santa Margarita and has scorched around 1,500 acres so far, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported.

Six campgrounds were evacuated. The fire also briefly threatened several buildings nearby.

Cal Fire officials said that some 450 firefighters had the fire 5% contained as of Sunday morning.

The Los Padres, Turkey Flat, Friis, Navajo, La Panza and Navajo Flats campgrounds were evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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