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Brush fire burning near Mecca grows to 60 acres; Two acres sparks up nearby

A brush fire that sparked up two acres just before 10:00 Tuesday morning grew to 50 acres by 1:30 p.m. By the evening hours, the fire burned 60 acres with 20% containment.

CAL FIRE has crews on the scene near Highway 111 and Grant Street near Mecca.

There are no evacuations or injuries reported, officials confirmed. A large plume of smoke is visible across the valley.

By Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire was in unified command of the incident with the Bureau of Land Management.

Shortly before 4 p.m., a second brush fire sparked up in the area of Hammond Road and Colfax Street, less than half a mile from the original fire.

This new fire, the Hammond Fire, is currently at two acres.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

At this time details remain limited on this new fire.

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KESQ News Team


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