SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A brush fire burning along Highway 92 in San Mateo has closed all westbound lanes, according to CHP.
CHP with the Redwood City office tweeted a photo showing a massive cloud of smoke due to the fire shortly after 6 p.m. on Highway 92 near the Ralston exit.
All lanes temporarily blocked westbound SR-92 at Ralston due to a brush fire. Take alternate routes. Unknown ETO (Estimated Time to Opening) at this time. pic.twitter.com/KXwEkBeOy0
— CHP Redwood City (@CHP_RedwoodCity) July 1, 2020
Motorists were being advised to avoid the area in both directions due to the fire.
The San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department and Cal Fire are at the scene. Residents on social media are reporting heavy smoke.
Cal Fire had previously reported that the fire had been knocked down after initially being reported at around 5:22 p.m. At least three engines responded.
Officials are asking the public to “limit calls to 911 regarding the fire unless it is an emergency.”