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Brush fire breaks out west of Paso Robles

A brush fire that broke out this afternoon off Nacimiento Lake Road, between Heritage Ranch and Chimney Rock Road, has been estimated at 10 acres by Cal Fire.

The agency reports that firefighters are making progress fighting the flames. "Nacimiento Lake Drive down to single lane on Godfrey Grade," Cal Fire says in a Twitter online posting.

The blaze began around 2:15 p.m. when a car caught on fire. The incident has forced the closure of the intersection of Chimney Rock and G14 intersection, according to CHP traffic incident page. G14 is road that heads from the Paso Robles area into Monterey County. The CHP site indicates firefighters will remain on scene until midnight.

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