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Fire Closes Ortega Highway Monday Afternoon

The road will be shut down until at least 2:30 p.m. east of Antonio Parkway.

UPDATED 2: P.M.: Ortega will remain closed for 30-60 minutes more.

A small brushfire closed the Ortega Highway on Monday afternoon about 2 miles east of Antonio Parkway.

The brush ignited after a small pick-up truck caught on fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car parked on the shoulder but started to roll.

The quarter-acre blaze was extinguished by 1:30 p.m., but authorities said the road would remain shut down in both directions until sometime between 2:30-3 p.m.

Blaine Bett August 27, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Im about ten cars back, we were just informed it would be at least another 90 minutes until we can roll.
Tiffany Luaces August 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
My boss asked me to wait it out. I have to pee :(I uuugh
Blaine Bett August 27, 2012 at 09:44 PM
How can i post photos? I took a few of the truck
Blaine Bett August 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Started moving @ 2:45
tcitizen August 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Omg I hate when that happens with no way out and weather doesn't help
Hope August 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Can someone tell me if it is open yet? I need to take the Ortega to get home.
Roberto August 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM
If drive around don't drive fast because you have fine written all over you! giggity-giggity-giggity
cody hamilton August 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Glad it got caught when it did we had a road help us contain it ... Any get pictures?

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