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Lanes closed on Hwy 60 shut down in Beaumont due to 104-acre wildfire

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CalTrans has shut down the eastbound side of Highway 60 just west of the Interstate 10 split due to a growing wildfire in the area.

The westbound side of the highway is back open. One lane is now open on the eastbound side.

The fire was first reported at 12:51 p.m. near Highway 60 and Jack Rabbit Trail. The blaze has since grown to 35 acres of light vegetation involved.

There is also an RV on fire, according to Cal Fire.

As of 3:15 p.m. the fire had grown to 104 acres and was 20 percent contained.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

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