GILROY (CBS SF) — Cal Fire officials on Thursday afternoon confirmed that firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a brush fire burning along northbound Highway 101 near the Sargent overcrossing in Gilroy.
The Cal Fire SCU Twitter account posted about the fire at 3:23 p.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget
Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire on N. Hwy 101 and Sargents Overcrossing. Fire is reported 1/4 acre roadside start in grass moving into brush. #SargentsFire @gilroyffs pic.twitter.com/SC5nhBjcob
— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) June 10, 2021
The fire was initially reported at about a quarter of an acre and appeared to have started at the roadside.READ MORE: San Francisco City Employees Respond to COVID Vaccine Mandate
So far, traffic on Highway 101 has not been affected.
At around 3:45 p.m., Cal Fire offered an update, saying forward progress of the fire had been stopped and the call for additional units had been cancelled. Driver were advised to be safe while traveling through the area.
Firefighters have forward progress stopped and are continuing two engines, cancelling the balance. Please drive safe through the area as traffic may be impacted by first responders working. Assistance from @gilroyffs @CALFIREBEU #SargentsFire pic.twitter.com/lPCZY8RTOq
— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) June 10, 2021MORE NEWS: 2 Arrests Made In Pittsburg Shooting That Killed 19-Year-Old Antioch Man