Steep terrain hindering Huasna fire fight

Sep 21, 2017

UPDATE 09/21/17: As of 6 p.m., CalFire reports the fire has grown to 244 acres and is 75 percent contained. 

Firefighters continue to battle what is currently a 70-acre vegetation fire northeast of Nipomo, in San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Fire says the Huasna Fire started at about 1:45 on Wednesday afternoon. It’s burning near Huasna Townsite Road and Huasna Road. As of 5 p.m. one cabin was threatened and crews were working to save it.

Cal Fire SLO says the fire is an area of very steep terrain, "slowing ground crews' access to the fire." Firefighters from Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County are assisting. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.