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Brush fire breaks out along Hwy 101 in Atascadero

Posted: 1:07 PM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 16:34:50-04
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UPDATE (1:33 p.m.) - CHP reports all lanes of traffic are now open after a brush fire along southbound Highway 101 at San Ramon Rd. in Atascadero.
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UPDATE (1:25 p.m.) - The Atascadero Fire Department reports that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

Fire crews are now mopping up. Traffic is reportedly still moving slowly through the area.
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(1:07 p.m.) - Firefighters were responding to a brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon along Highway 101 in Atascadero.

It was reported shortly before 1 p.m. along the southbound lanes at San Ramon Rd.

CAL FIRE reported the fire was approximately 1/4-acre in size and burning in light flashy fuels.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the southbound slow lane was closed.

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