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Containment up to 65% on Central Coast brush fire which at one point threatened homes

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The Camino Fire in San Luis Obispo County is now 65% contained. This photo is from the peak of the fire on Tuesday.

Camino Fire has charred abound 375 acres of brush in San Luis Obispo County.

Firefighters are moving into the mop up stage of a Central Coast brush fire which threatened some homes earlier this week.

The 375 acre Camino Fire is at 65% containment as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The fire started midday Tuesday in the hills east of Arroyo Grande. It initially threatened nearly 50 homes, but firefighters aided by aircraft stopped the flames before any structures were damaged.

Investigators say the catalytic converter on a vehicle accidentally triggered the blaze.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.