Update, 8 p.m.
Cal Fire is reporting that the Olive Fire along Highway 41 is 100 percent contained at 150 acres.
Update, 6 p.m.
Highway 41 remains partially closed as fire crews continue to clean up the Olive Fire near the Cholame Y. The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans began a one-way traffic control about 5:15 p.m., which allowed some vehicles to drive through the area.
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Update, 4:50 p.m.
Fire crews stopped the Olive Fire’s forward spread by about 4:50 p.m., according to a Cal Fire tweet. Firefighters will be mopping up hotspots and finishing containment for the next few hours. Highway 41 remains closed, but the CHP plans to soon reopen at least one lane, according to its Traffic Incident Information page.
Update, 4:25 p.m.
The Olive Fire is now 150 acres, Cal Fire said. Highway 41 is still closed, but no structures are threatened. Southbound traffic on Highway 41 is being diverted at Highway 33, where motorists are being detoured to Highway 46. Northbound Highway 41 traffic is being diverted along Highway 46 to Highway 33 north, then to Highway 41.
Update, 3:50 p.m.
Highway 41 is now closed in both directions, according to the CHP. The fire is burning on both sides of Highway 41, which is closed at the Cholame Y.
Update, 3:35 p.m.
The fire is now 10 acres and officials have ordered additional air tankers, Cal Fire said. The fire is near the entrance to the California Flats Solar Project, but the plant is not threatened, according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire firefighters are battling a 3- to 5-acre fire on Highway 41, east of the Highway 41 and Highway 46 junction known as the Cholame Y.
The fire was first reported about 2:40 p.m. Monday. As of about 3:10 p.m., the fire was spreading at a “moderate rate,” according to the police scanner.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire was reported as being on the west side of the road.
There are no reports of structures threatened in the area.