Last modified on Aug 28, 2015

Cuesta Fire

Cuesta Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 28, 2015 6:15 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 16, 2015 6:13 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit/ Los Padres National Forest  
County: San Luis Obispo County  
Location: Off Highway 101 in the Cuesta Grade, north of San Luis Obispo  
Acres Burned - Containment: 2,446 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: 8/26  
Structures Threatened: 0  
Structures Destroyed:1  
Evacuations: Evacuation orders and road closures for Santa Margarita and the Miller Flat areas have all been lifted.  
Injuries: 1  
Cause: Vehicle 
Cooperating Agencies: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, San Luis Obispo County OES, California Highway Patrol, CAL OES, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Land Management, California Conservation Corps, and the American Red Cross, California National Guard  
Total Fire Personnel: 692  
Total Fire Engines: 23  
Total Fire crews: 26  
Total Helicopters: 3  
Total Dozers: 3  
Total Water Tenders: 8  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4  
Long/Lat: -120.6269/35.3477  

A Forest Closure Order was ordered for the Santa Lucia Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest. For more information please visit

Phone Numbers  (805) 543-2444 (Cuesta Fire Information) 

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