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Mopup work continues on 300 acre plus Central Coast brush fire

Containment hits 85% on Camino Fire.

Firefighters are continuing to close in on full containment on a 300 acre plus brush fire which has been burning since early this week on the Central Coast.

The Camino Fire started midday Tuesday in the hills east of Arroyo Grande, initially threatening some homes in the rural area. However, firefighters were able to protect the structures, and no damage was reported. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze.

Containment is up to 85% on the 387 acre blaze. Full containment is projected for Sunday.

Investigators say the fire was accidently started by a vehicle’s pollution control device.

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.