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UPDATE: Fire along Highway 101 north of Santa Margarita burns 1 acre

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 22:06:15-04

UPDATE (3:39 p.m.) – CAL FIRE has revised the estimated acreage burned to one acre.


UPDATE (3:24 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports that the fire has been contained.

Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene for another hour.

Both lanes of the highway have been reopened.


UPDATE (2:47 p.m.) – Forward progress of the fire has been stopped at three acres, according to CAL FIRE.

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire along Highway 101. (KSBY photo)


UPDATE (2:39 p.m.) – The northbound lanes of Highway 101 were briefly shut down because of the fire.

The slow lane of the freeway remains closed for fire equipment.


(2:33 p.m.) – Firefighters were responding to a small brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon just north of Santa Margarita.

The fire was reported on the right-hand side of the northbound lanes of Highway 101 at about 2 p.m.

CAL FIRE says the fire has burned about 1/4 acre and is spreading slowly, but there are two homes in the area that are threatened.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.