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Firefighters battle brush fire near Highway 101 outside Gilroy

SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. - A brush fire ignited near Highway 101 in San Benito County, Thursday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire started around 3:37 p.m. next to northbound Highway 101 at Betabel.

Crews were quickly able to extinguish the flames just after 4 p.m.

No lanes were closed however the off-ramp was shut down while crews mopped up the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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