GILROY (KRON) — A brush fire near the iconic Casa de Fruta on Highway 152 between Gilroy and Interstate 5 has now grown to 80 acres.
Images from our helicopter partners at ABC7News show smoke and flames emerging from a canyon area adjacent to the freeway. The fire has brought traffic along the roadway almost to a halt.
The fire broke out at about 3:00 p.m. Investigators say it appears a traffic collision may have created the initial spark for the blaze. Flames are now seen on both sides of the highway.
There are no confirmed reports of injuries.
Stay tuned to KRON 4, the KRON 4 Mobile App, and KRON4.com for updates on the fire. The app and the KRON4.com Traffic Page also have real-time traffic data on the situation in the area.
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