Pond Fire Incident

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2,005 Acres


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Active for 8 days  

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1 County

San Luis Obispo  

Last Updated10/21/22 1:30 PM
Date Started08/01/20 6:44 PM
Date Contained08/09/20 7:17PM
Location InformationKata Creek Road and Oak Creek Place, East of Santa Margarita
Lat/Long[35.43128, -120.47346]
Administrative UnitUnified Command: United States Forest Service
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates


Mop-up and patrol operations will continue throughout the weekend. XSL IMT3 will be transitioning the incident back to CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit today.

Evacuation warnings have been lifted.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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1 Structure Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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4 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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1 Injury

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Information Line
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Agency Information

CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit
Cooperating Agencies: SLO City Fire, USFS, SLO County Sheriff, Five Cities Fire, Morro Bay Fire, PG&E, CDCR, CCC, CAL OES, Big Bear Fire Dept.

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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3 Engines

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1 Dozer

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11 Water Tenders

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80 Personnel

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2 Crews