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Alamo, San Luis Obispo Unit, Cal Fire. Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT1 (Gouvea) back to the local unit occurred yesterday. Eight miles northeast of Santa Maria, CA. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

July 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Fire crews will remain throughout the fire perimeter in the coming weeks to provide fire suppression repair, remove firefighting equipment, mop up and patrol. Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency crews and equipment are still working in the area.

CAL FIRE urges those that see significant smoke to call 9-1-1. As fires continue to threaten our communities, resources are being effectively appropriated to battle wildland fires across the State of California.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 (IMT1) appreciates all the community support in battling the Alamo Fire. CAL FIRE IMT1 will transition management of the Alamo Fire back to the local CAL FIRE SLU unit today at 2:00 PM.

July 15, 2017 at 9:03 PM

Firefighters continued to make progress strengthening existing containment lines around the fire perimeter, removing suppression equipment from the area, and providing suppression repair.

Effective immediately, the Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the following areas: Blazing Saddles Road, Tepusquet Canyon Road South from Blazing Saddles Road to Santa Maria-Mesa Road, White Rock Lane, Colson Canyon and Tepusquet Canyon Road North from Blazing Saddles Road to HWY 166, Buckhorn Ridge and Pine Canyon Road.

July 14, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Overnight, crews continued to make progress constructing and maintaining containment lines. Today, firefighters will continue to strengthen existing containment lines. Burnt or decayed tress continue to smolder and have potential of falling, causing concern for them rolling into drainages.

Please do your part to be prepared to evacuate by visiting The public is reminded to use caution as emergency crews and equipment are still working in the fire area. We urge those who do not have homes or businesses to please stay out of the area.

July 13, 2017 at 6:41 AM

All road closures have been lifted. Persons entering the Tepusquet Canyon area should be prepared to present proof of residency.

Evacuation Warning: Tepusquet Canyon
Red Cross Evacuation center at Minami Center, 600 W. Enos St, Santa Maria

July 12, 2017 at 9:55 PM

Today crews patrolled the fire line. They reinforced line construction and continued to mop-up. Fire activity was minimal. Fire suppression repair of the area and damage assessment have begun. Fire management remains in Unified Command with CAL FIRE and the County of Santa Barbara Fire Department. As of 7:00PM, the USFS will be moving out of unified command.

July 12, 2017 at 6:57 AM

Yesterday, firefighters were aided by an increase in fuel moistures as well as by shading provided by light cloud cover. Firefighters are continuing to be successful increasing containment lines. Lower temperatures and increased humidity will assist progress through the night. Challenges remain due to steep and rugged terrain. Fire management remains in unified command with CAL FIRE, USFS, and County of Santa Barbara Fire Department.

July 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Fire started in San Luis Obispo County, spreading into Santa Barbara County. Potential damage to Twitchell Reservoir water shed.

Mandatory evacuations: Tepusquet Canyon

Red Cross Evacuation center at Minami Center, 600 W. Enos St, Santa Maria.

Road closures: Hwy 166 from Hwy 101 to new Cuyama. Twitchel Canyon Road from Hwy 166 to Santa Maria Mesa Road.

July 8, 2017 at 9:19 AM

CAL FIRE IMT1 (Gouvea) mobilized to the Alamo incident, in-brief at 0930 today.

July 7, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Evacuation warnings in effect. Fire now estimated at 3,000 acres. Evacuations warnings for the Tepusquet Blazing Saddles area.

July 7, 2017 at 3:34 PM

AlamoIC (update) now 500 acres. Still extreme rate of spread. spotting well in front of the main fire.

July 7, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Fire has become very active, large pyrocumulus visible.

Evacuations for the Tepusquet Blazzing Saddles area.