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Crews contain fire in Salinas Riverbed

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 28, 2021

UPDATE (12:48 p.m.) - Both lanes of northbound Highway 101 have been reopened, Caltrans says. Drivers may experience residual delays.

UPDATE (12:17 p.m.) - Caltrans says that the right lane of northbound Highway 101 is closed. They advise drivers to be cautious and watch out for emergency vehicles.

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A fire broke out in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles late Wednesday morning, a little before 11:30 a.m.

The fire burned about one acre in the riverbed near Niblick Rd. and Highway 101, Cal Fire said in a tweet.

No homes were threatened by the blaze.

Crews responded to the fire and stopped forward progress.