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Hwy 101 re-opens in Camarillo following structure fire

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 01:50:04-04

UPDATE (10:22 p.m.) - Highway 101 re-opened in both directions in Camarillo Tuesday night.

The highway was shut down while crews battled a fire at a four-story hotel that was under construction in the area, according to Ventura County Fire.

Multiple engines from various agencies remain on scene, but fire officials say fire activity has "significantly decreased."

The fire and smoke were both said to be impacting Highway 101, prompting the temporary closure.

No word on the cause.


ORIGINAL STORY: Drivers heading from the Central Coast to Southern California overnight should allow extra time for their commute.

Southbound Highway 101 just north of Las Posas in Camarillo was closed Tuesday night due to a structure fire in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The closure began just after 7:30 p.m. It was not known when the lanes would reopen.