Firefighters battled a blaze at Fort Hunter Liggett that burned 200 acres, the base said Tuesday afternoon.
The fire, located in a training area off Nacimiento-Fergusson Road by the San Miguelito Loop, began between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m., according to Cindy McIntyre, a public affairs specialist at Fort Hunter Liggett, and a tweet from the base. The road links Highway 101 to Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast.
Crews from Fort Hunter Liggett, Cal Fire and Los Padres National Forest fought the fire, according to the tweet.
By 3:30 p.m., the fire burned 200 acres and was expected to be fully contained later Tuesday evening, McIntyre said. In a tweet, the base cautioned that smoke may linger in the area for a few days.
Nacimiento-Fergusson Road remained open, with law enforcement slowly directing traffic through, McIntyre said.
Officials do not yet know what caused the fire, McIntyre said.
Additional information was not immediately available.
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