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Brush fires threatens structures, disrupt traffic along Highway 101 on Central Coast

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Five Cities Fire Authority
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Firefighters battling multiple brush fires off of Highway 101 near Nipomo Friday night.

But, firefighters have upper hand on situation by 6 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters are mopping up the largest of some brush fires on the Central Coast which disrupted traffic on Highway 101, and damaged one structure.

The fires were first reported at around 3:15 p.m. Friday, east of the highway near Tefft Street in Nipomo. Smoke backed up traffic on the highway.

The largest charred about 25 acres of brush. By 6 p.m. firefighters had the upper hand on the fire. There’s no word on the cause.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.