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Fire slowly spreading on Hwy. 166 near SLO/SB County line

Fire crews are battling a slow-moving blaze on Highway 166, about 42 miles east of Highway 101, this afternoon.

The first call for the fire came at 11:47 a.m., according to the CHP Web site. As of 12:22, it had burned approximately five acres. A half-hour later, it had burned approximately seven to eight acres, according to County/Cal Fire officials.

Winds at first were blowing flames across the roadway, according to the CHP Web site. They then changed and were blowing away from the road.

Caltrans is in the area to close the road if necessary.

UPDATE: As of 1:03 p.m., the fire was almost out, according to the CHP Web site.

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