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Update at 2:30 p.m.:  The Springs Fire burning in some grass along the south side of Highway 108 on the eastbound shoulder west of Green Springs Road has been 100 percent contained.  CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore advises, “Firefighters will remain at the scene, strengthening the containment line and cooling hot spots for several hours. What ignited the blaze is under investigation.

Update at 1:15 p.m.: After complete mapping of the Springs Fire, burning in some grass along the south side of Highway 108 on the eastbound shoulder west of Green Springs Road, the blaze is 17.24 acres in size. CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore relays that firefighters have reached 25 percent containment on the vegetation fire.

CHP officers continue to direct traffic along the eastbound lanes. Motorists may want to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

Update at 12:40 p.m.: Firefighters continue to work on the Springs Fire burning in some grass along the south side of Highway 108 on the eastbound shoulder west of Green Springs Road. It has grown to 10 acres, but CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore relays that firefighters have reached 25 percent containment on the vegetation fire.

Officers continue to direct one-way traffic along the eastbound lanes. Motorists may want to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

Update at 12:15 p.m.: The Springs Fire burning along the south side of Highway 108 on the eastbound shoulder has grown to 10 acres. CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore updates. “Firefighters are making progress.” She added that the flames’ rate of spread is now moving at a moderate rate.

Officers are directing one-way traffic along the eastbound lanes, which is getting backed up.

Original post at 11:57 a.m.: Keystone, CA — Air and ground resources are heading to a vegetation fire along Highway 108 west of Green Springs Road in the Keystone area of Tuolumne County.

CAL Fire is calling it the Springs Fire. Spokesperson Emily Kilgore details that the flames are burning in some grass on the south side and moving away from the eastbound lanes of the highway. It is three acres in size and moving at a slow rate of spread. There is no word on whether any structures are threatened at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

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