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Brush fire shuts down Highway 178 in both directions

Officials say the fire has burned 170 acres
Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 18:25:02-04

Update: According to Caltrans District 6 all lanes on State Route 178 are open and clear following overnight closure due to brush fire.

Highway 178 is closed in both directions due to a brush fire. According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire began around 9 p.m. Saturday night at the mouth of the canyon. The fire has burned approximately 170 acres. No details yet on containment or how long the road closures will last.

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