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Brush fire burns 130 acres off Highway 41 near Cholame ‘Y’

Cal Fire crews were able to contain a 50-acre brush fire near the Cholame “Y” on Tuesday afternoon.
Cal Fire crews were able to contain a 50-acre brush fire near the Cholame “Y” on Tuesday afternoon.

Cal Fire crews battled a blaze that scorched more than 100 acres Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The blaze grew quickly: By 3:30 p.m., the fire had grown to 10 acres. Less than 10 minutes later, the fire was reported at 50 acres, according to Cal Fire. At 6:30 p.m., Cal Fire reported the fire was at 130 acres.

Authorities closed Highway 41 in both directions from Highway 46 at the Cholame “Y” to Highway 33 for about an hour as crews fought the fire.

Cal Fire said the fire was 100 percent contained shortly after 7 p.m.

No one was hurt in the fire and the only thing that burned was grass, Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms said.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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