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Firefighters battle brush fire in harsh conditions west of Templeton

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CAL FIRE
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CAL FIRE

TEMPLETON, Calif. - CAL FIRE firefighters continue to battle a brush fire that broke out Saturday morning off of Sunrise Ridge Road west of Templeton.

The fire was reported around 10:46 a.m. alongside multiple other fires in the area thought to have been sparked by lightning strikes.

At this time, the fire has burned about 20 acres and is 95% contained. CAL FIRE reported that forward progress of the fire has been stopped. A whopping 45% of containment was achieved on Sunday.

Five engines, two water tenders and 53 fire personnel are on scene mitigating the blaze. CAL FIRE said they are working in steep terrain at high temperatures, which has been challenging for firefighters.

However, crews continue working to establish containment lines, extinguish hot spots and mop up the area.

All evacuation warnings for the nearby area have been lifted. No roads are closed in connection with this fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and it is unclear when full containment should be expected.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged in connection with this fire.


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