Fire Briefly Closes Highway 99/Monte Vista Avenue Interchange

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A brush fire near the Highway 99/Monte Vista Avenue Interchange slowed traffic and closed on-ramps briefly on Monday afternoon.

The California Highway Patrol first received a report of the fire at 2:40 p.m. Officers arrived on-scene at 2:50 p.m. The Turlock Police and Fire Departments assisted, putting the blaze out by 3:10 p.m.

The onramp from Monte Vista Avenue to northbound Highway 99 was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

The cause of the fire remains unclear at this time.

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