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Cal Fire responding to two fires in San Benito County

Update: both fires were contained as of June 14 at 9:30 p.m.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available. Last updated June 15 at 10:05 a.m.

Cal Fire announced it contained two vegetation fires—Highway 25 near Hudner Lane and Highway 101 near Betabel Road— on June 14 at 9:30 p.m. The Highway 101 fire was 40 acres and the Highway 25 was 90 acres. 

Cal Fire told BenitoLink they are investigating the cause of the fires but said it does not believe it was arson.

On June 14 at 12:40 p.m. Cal Fire responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 25 and Hudner Lane that had grown to 30 acres around 1 p.m.

At that time, the agency reported the fire was wind-driven and heading toward Highway 156.

Caltrans District 5 closed both directions of Highway 25 at Highway 156 in response to the fire. It reopened about 3:30 p.m.

Shortly after first responding to the Highway 25 vegetation fire, Cal Fire also responded to a fire on Highway 101 near Betabel Road.

 

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