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The County Office of Emergency Services is committed to serving the public before, during and after times of emergency by promoting effective coordination between agencies, and encouraging preparedness of the public and organizations involved in emergency response.






Updated As of 8/26/16 at 11:00 am


  #ChimneyFire is 45,008 acres and at 47% containment.

Structures Threatened: 1,898  / Structures Destroyed: Residences: 49, Other: 21 / Structures Damaged: 8



                              The Evacuation Order has been lifted for San Luis Obispo County, north of Lake Nacimiento and south of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line.  The includes the communities of Christmas Cove, Oak Shores, and Bee Rock.    


The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for north of San Simeon Creek Rd, including Van Gordon Creek Rd, Keystone Mine Rd, and Red Mountain Rd. 

Road closures: Interlake and Bryson Hesperia Rd will remain in effect.

Waterway Closure: The Las Tablas arm of Lake Nacimiento is closed to all boating.

Evacuee Shelter at Flamson Middle School 2405 Spring St Paso Robles is at standby status.

Monterey County Evacuee Shelter in Lockwood has been closed.


 As With all evacuation orders and warnings, these are implemented for the safety of the public and firefighters. Please adhere to all orders, warnings, road closures and detours.


Social Media Accounts to Follow:

Twitter: @CALFIRE_SLO   @slocountyoes


Social Media Hashtag: #ChimneyFire

For incident information, you may call: (805) 543-2444





 Current Information


The Annual Siren Test was conducted on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm.

All 131 sirens were tested successfully during both tests. 

 2016 Siren Test Postcard 


What's New OES


Our webpage "OES en Español" is  now available!

Visita nuestra página para información importante de preparación para emergencias completamente en Español.


Tsunami Zone


Find out if you are in a Tsunami Hazard Zone! 

Tsunami brochures have been developed to help you and your family prepare.

Pick one up at your coastal Police or Sheriff's station or print your own below!

Check the coastline nearest you:

North Coast Including San Simeon and Cambria

Central Coast Including Los Osos, Morro Bay, and Cayucos

South Coast  Including Port San Luis, Five Cities Area, and Oceano Dunes


Save Our H2O

Governor Brown has issued a proclamation declaring a drought state of emergency which urges Californians to reduce their water use by 20%. Visit the Save Our Water program here for real time local water data in San Luis Obispo County. On March 11, 2014, the County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming a local emergency due to drought conditions in San Luis Obispo County. 
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