Last Updated
10/24/2022 11:13 AM
Date Started
08/13/2016 4:03 PM
Date Contained
09/06/2016 7:30 AM
Location Information
Running Deer Rd & Chimney Rock Rd south of Lake Nacimiento
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit
Under Investigation

Status Update

Situation Summary

The Chimney fire is now fully contained. There may be lingering smoke that is not a threat to escape control lines. Should you see a large dark column of smoke, you should report it by calling 911. Crews will be in the fire area for several days continuing suppression repair work. Now is the time to prepare your home for a wildfire.

Damages and Destruction

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities.

  • 8
    Structures Damaged
    Residential, Commercial and Other
  • 70
    Structures Destroyed
    Residential, Commercial and Other
  • 1
    Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Fire Information Line
(805) 242-3640

Media Line
(805) 242-3640

Fire Information Line #2
(805) 543-2444

Agency Information

CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit

California Highway Patrol

California State Parks

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff

Red Cross

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

California Conservation Corps


San Luis Obispo Air Quality Board

San Luis Obispo Public Works

Paso Robles Fire Department

Monterey Co. Water Resource Board

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

US Army Camp Roberts


San Luis Obispo County OES

Monterey County Sheriff

Monterey County OES

Fort Hunter Liggett

and Los Padres National Forest.