Posted: Jul 9, 2012 2:33 AM by Associated Press
BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say a wildfire burning near a main highway on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada is now 60 percent contained.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Julie Hutchinson says a fire being called the Fish Fire has consumed about 1,100 acres west of Highway 395 near the Inyo County community of Big Pine.
Hutchinson says portions of the fire had moved right up the highway's edge, forcing officials to shut down the highway near Big Pine Saturday afternoon.
Highway 395 is now open through the area, but drivers are being asked watch out for fire crews still working in the area.
Authorities had also issued voluntary evacuations for Big Pine, but those have been lifted and an evacuation center set up has been closed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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