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Catalytic converter determined to be the cause of 375-acre Camino Fire

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – A catalytic converter was determined to be the cause of a 375-acre fire that broke out in a rural area near Arroyo Grande on Tuesday, according to CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo.

The Camino Fire had burned 375 acres as of Wednesday afternoon and crews were able to reach 45% containment, according to CAL FIRE.

Evacuations put in place for the Camino Fire near Arroyo Grande were officially lifted on Wednesday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department.

The Camino Fire broke out in the rural area along Huasna Road near Arroyo Grande just before 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

Evacuation orders were issued for the area between Huasna Road, Mary Hall Road, and Huasna Townsite, and evacuation warnings were issued for the Huasna Townsite area. However, those were lifted by Wednesday morning.

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