(KRON) — A brush fire burning in the South Bay Wednesday afternoon is impacting traffic, according to a 511 alert. Cal Fire’s Santa Clara Unit said the fire has torched 72 acres and is 95% contained.
The fire is near northbound US-101, north of Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill. California Highway Patrol issued a severe traffic alert, and the right lane of northbound US-101 is blocked.
“Firefighters are making good progress and continue to build and strengthen control lines,” Cal Fire said.
It has been named the Cochrane Fire.
Drivers are told to expect delays and avoid the area. There is no estimated time for the roadway to reopen.
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