Firefighters put out 150 acre fire near Cholame

CHOLAME, Calif. - Firefighter extinguished a vegetation fire that ignited north of Cholame Monday afternoon.

The Olive Fire sparked near the "Cholame Y" at around 2:40 p.m.

State Route 41 was closed as fire crews battled flames on both sides of the roadway.

Orange flame retardant was dropped near the fire's boundaries in an attempt to slow the fire's spread.

By 4:30 p.m. the Olive Fire had grown to 150 acres and was 30 percent contained. Less than 20 minutes later, forward progress was stopped and the fire was fully contained.

Fire crews will remain in the area to conduct mop up duty and put out any hot spots.

Cal Fire said no structures were threatened by the fire.

Highway 41 remains closed and detours are in place. According to the California Department of Transportation, the roadway should be opened by 7 p.m.


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