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April 16, 2024

Brush fire shuts down 156 near Hollister

A brush fire led to a temporary shutdown for part of Highway 156 near Hollister on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 1:16 p.m.. near San Felipe Road in the Hollister area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Authorities closed down the road shortly after 2 p.m. Caltrans was assisting with traffic diversion as of 2:41 p.m., while the fire was out.

Shortly after 2 p.m., fire authorities noted they may have to shut down that portion of the road for a few hours, but the CHP notes that one lane of traffic is clear with delays.

-Kollin Kosmicki

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