Two small brush fires on Highway 41 north of the Cholame “Y” caused the road to be closed for about half an hour Sunday afternoon.
The fires started at about 4:10 p.m., about 2 miles north of Highway 46, according to Cal Fire. One of the fires burned 1 acre of land, and the other burned one-quarter acre, Cal Fire said. Both fires were contained by about 4:45 p.m.
Smoke from the fires caused officials to close Highway 41 in that area at about 4:45 p.m., but the road was reopened by about 5:20 p.m., according to the CHP.