ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire burning near Arroyo Grande Tuesday morning.
First reports of the fire came in just after 11 a.m. near Highway 1.
According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, the fire was burning uphill in heavy vegetation.
CHP called for traffic control to be put in place on Highway 1. Smoke was visible for miles, CHP said. As of 2 p.m., Highway 1 was closed in both directions at Valley Road. Drivers were told to detour onto South Halcyon Road or Los Berros Road to avoid the area.
At around noon, Five Cities Fire Authority said forward progress of the fire was stopped and no structures were threatened. Power was shut down in the area for firefighter protection and residents were still being told to avoid the area.
FCFA assisting @CALFIRE_SLO with vegetation fire Nipomo Mesa. Forward progress stopped. No structure threats. Power has been shut down for firefighter safety. Please avoid the area. #5citiesfire pic.twitter.com/ONjzVTgsGP— Five Cities Fire (@5CitiesFirePIO) November 17, 2020