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Cal Fire SLO reports vegetation fire on Cuesta Grade

Cal Fire SLO

Cal Fire SLO is reporting a vegetation fire on the Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday, June 5.

In a tweet around 2p.m., Cal Fire SLO said the fire is holding at 20 acres and aircraft have put retardant around the fire.

No structures are threatened and the number three lane halfway up the Cuesta Grade will be closed for approximately six hours, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

The fire is 0% contained as of 2p.m. Saturday. 

Benjamin Purper was News Director of KCBX from May of 2021 to September of 2023. He came from California’s Inland Empire, where he spent three years as a reporter and Morning Edition host at KVCR in San Bernardino. Dozens of his stories have aired on KQED’s California Report, and his work has broadcast on NPR's news magazines, as well. In addition to radio, Ben has worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer.