Wildfire near Pismo Beach closes section of Highway 101

California

PISMO BEACH, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The Avila Fire burning near Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County Monday forced the temporary closure of Highway 101 as crews worked to control the flames.

A Caltrans webcam in the area shows smoke covering a section of Highway 101 at Mattie Road.

According to San Luis Obispo Fire’s post on Twitter shortly after 5 p.m., the fire is burning in the Shell Beach and Pismo Beach areas, and moving south. Nearby residents were warned that evacuation orders may be issued by the sheriff’s office but that order has since been canceled.

As of 6 p.m., Cal Fire reported the fire was at 400 acres and 10% contained. The latest fire information can be found here.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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