10-acre brush fire at base of Cuesta Grade fully contained

kleslie@thetribunenews.com, jhickey@thetribunenews.comJuly 14, 2013 

Update 3:15 p.m.: A 10-acre brush fire at the base of Cuesta Grade is fully contained.

The fire, which began shortly before 11:16 a.m., was contained by 1:43 p.m., according to a Cal Fire spokeswoman.

Cal Fire’s response included 11 engines, two water tenders, two air tankers and one helicopter, the agency said.

There were no injuries reported, but some of PG&E’s power poles were burned in the fire, according to CHP online logs.

One lane of Highway 101 was closed during the fire, but it reopened around 2:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Original story: Cal Fire and local fire departments are on the scene of a 10-acre brush fire at the base of the Cuesta Grade.

The fire, which began shortly before 11:16 a.m., was 85 percent contained early Sunday afternoon, according to a Cal Fire spokesman.

No structures are threatened, and there have been no injuries.

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