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Fire breaks out on Cuesta Grade, one lane closed on HWY 101

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 16:33:06-04

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.) - Forward progress has been stopped at a quarter acre. Additional resources have been canceled.

The vegetation fire broke out in the median of Highway 101 near Mount Lowe Road.

Traffic delays are expected.

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A fire broke out off of Highway 101 on the Cuesta Grade Wednesday afternoon.

Reports of smoke came in just after 1 p.m.

The number 1 lane on Highway 101 Northbound is closed.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.