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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Pond, Santa Margarita
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SLU
  • Size (acres): 1,962
  • Percent Contained: 90%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 8, 2020
  • Personnel: 422
  • Structures Destroyed: 14

Pond, San Luis Obispo Unit, Cal Fire. Nine miles east of Santa Margarita, CA. Chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Energy and communication infrastructure and numerous structures threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.

August 5, 2020 at 8:42 PM

  • Structure threat mitigated
  • Threats to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant transmission lines and multiple communication sites have been mitigated
  • Crews continue with suppression repair and mop-up operations
  • Unified command CAL FIRE and USFS

August 3, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Structural damage assessment completed today reveals one residential structure destroyed; one residential structure damaged and 13 outbuildings destroyed. Firefighters have increased their mop up operations from the fire perimeter and will continue to extinguish hot spots throughout the night.

August 3, 2020 at 7:23 AM

Containment lines have been widened for expected elevated winds and lower humidities. Firefighters continue to mop up and mitigate hazards near the perimeter of the fire. Steep rugged terrain and hot temperatures remain a factor.

Evacuation Warning :

Evacuation Warning still in effect for Huer Huero Rd from Random Canyon south to Park Hill Rd. Park Hill Rd at Huer Huero Rd east to Earthstar Pl. All other areas under order or warning have been lifted.
Evacuation Centers:

Evac Center – Santa Margarita Elementary School 22070 H St. Santa Margarita 93453
Animal Evac Assistance – HEET at 805-550-0213
SLO HEET: Railhead Ranch Arena

Road Closures:

Huer Huero Rd from HWY 58 to Random Canyon.