HOLLISTER (CBS SF) — Things got very hot on Lovers Lane in Hollister Wednesday afternoon, literally.
Fire crews quickly doused four fire starts along eastbound Pacheco Pass Highway 52 in the dry brush at Lovers Lane. The road was closed to traffic for more than an hour prompting the CHP to issue an alert directing motorists to use alternative routes.READ MORE: CHP: Police Activity Closes Westbound I-80 on Carquinez Bridge
CalFireSCU first tweeted about the so-called #LoversFire around 4 p.m.
In less than an hour, forward movement was stopped, according to Cal Fire in a tweet, crediting the fast response to Cal Fire Hollister Aircraft and ground resources. A witness said local residents also helped put out the flames at the first fire.READ MORE: Homeland Security Warns Russian-Ukraine Crisis Could Lead to Cyberattacks in U.S.
The largest fire was about 7 acres.
All fires were contained by about 5 p.m. and the aircraft were released. Crews were staying behind to mop up any hot spots.
No one was hurt. As of 5:40, all lanes were open.
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