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UPDATE: Hwy 1 ramps re-open in Morro Bay following brush fires

Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 22:21:03-04

UPDATE (2 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol reports the Highway 1 ramps have re-opened.

UPDATE (1:20 p.m.) - The Morro Bay Fire Department reports that there were two roadside fires along Highway 1 and both have been contained.

Firefighters are expected to remain on scene for another hour conducting mop-up operations.

(1:15 p.m.) - The southbound Main St. offramp on Highway 1 in Morro Bay was shut down Thursday afternoon because of a brush fire.

The California Highway Patrol reported that at 12:23 p.m., three small fires were reported along the righthand shoulder of the highway.

The Highway 41 onramp was also briefly closed.

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