Update: HWY 49 Crash And Vegetation Fire Contained
Update at 5:20 p.m.: Cal Fire reports the fire is contained at under 10 acres.
Update at 4:55 p.m.: The CHP reports Highway 49 has reopened and there are no injuries involved in the wreck. However, Cal Fire reports the fire has grown to 10 acres.
Update at 4:30 p.m.: Firefighters are battling a 6 to 7-acre fire after a vehicle hit a cable pole along Highway 49 near Buckskin way in the San Andreas area. Cal Fire reports the rate of spread is moderate. The highway was shut down for about 15 minutes but officers are now directing one-way traffic control and traffic is backed up.
Original post at 4:15 p.m.: San Andreas, CA — Firefighters are heading to a vehicle and vegetation fire in the San Andreas area.
The CHP reports a vehicle struck a pole and caught on fire. The flames have spread to grass along Highway 49 and Buckskin Way near the San Andreas Airport, according to Cal Fire. The highway is completely shut down. Motorists in the area are going to want to slow down and use caution. We will bring you more details as soon as they come into the news center.