San Luis Obispo, CA — Firefighters worked through the night to contain the Creek Fire at Montana de Oro State Park. The fire is now 60% contained on the 100 additional acres that burned. Off-shore winds were strong through the night; however firefighters prevented any forward spread on the fire since yesterday afternoon. CAL FIRE is working in Unified Command with the California State Parks on the project. Firefighters will remain on the fire with full containment expected tomorrow.
The 430 acre prescribed fire was being conducted to improve wildlife habitat health, improve range for cattle and to reduce the impacts of a wildland fire by burning old overgrown vegetation. Prescribed fire is an important part of land management.
“It was a cold wind out there last night but the firefighters kept working on the steep slopes to put this fire out,” said Chief Robert Lewin, CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit.