Smoke from Cuesta Fire coming into the valley
Kern County firefighters have joined the battle against a wildfire burning in san Luis Obispo County.
The Cuesta Fire broke out Sunday night on Cuesta Grade on Highway 101 north of San Luis Obispo and by Monday afternoon the fire was threatening the community of Santa Margarita.
Some residents were evacuated, but fire crews kept the flames from destroying any homes or businesses.
At last report, fire fire had burned more than 2,000 acres and was only 10 percent contained.
More than 300 structure are still considered threatened, Cal Fire reported Tuesday morning.
Smoke from the fire blew into Kern County Monday night, triggering hundreds of reports of fires to Kern County Fire dispatchers.
The smoke is contributing to deteriorating air quality
KCFD Spokesman Tyler Townsend said Kern County has sent 451 firefighters including a Type 6 Strike Team (5 patrols, 17 personnel), a hot shot crew (19 personnel) and a bulldozer strike team (2 bull dozers, 5 personnel) to the Cuesta Fire.