Vegetation fire shuts down part of Highway 166 near Santa Maria, 50% contained

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. (KGET) — A vegetation fire has shut down part of Highway 166 near Santa Maria on Monday night.

The fire is burning at Highway 166 and Alamo Creek Road, near Santa Maria. CHP shut down traffic in both directions at Highway 166 and Soda Lake Road, near Maricopa. The fire is currently 50% contained, according to Cal Fire SLO. Firefighters will stay on scene overnight.

The fire was first reported by Cal Fire SLO around 2:35 p.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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