Vehicle fire slows traffic on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita


UPDATE (6:23 p.m.) – Firefighters have extinguished a vehicle fire that broke out early Friday evening on southbound Highway 101 near Santa Margarita.

Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading beyond the immediate grassy area surrounding the burned pickup truck.

The slow lane of traffic has been reopened.

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Firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on southbound Highway 101 near Santa Margarita on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

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(6:13 p.m.) – Firefighters are at the scene of a vehicle fire on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita.

The fire was reported at about 5:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the 101 at Highway 58.

Flames from the vehicle fire were reportedly threatening nearby brush.

CAL FIRE SLO and firefighters from the Los Padres National Forest were at the scene.

The slow lane of Highway 101 is blocked for emergency vehicles.

Motorists should expect slow traffic through the area.





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