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      Monday
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      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
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      Fire Burns 70 Foot Stretch of Brush Along Highway 99

      A 70-foot stretch of Highway 99 was charred when it caught fire Saturday afternoon.

      The fire started on the embankment between the Ashlan and Shaw exits around 12:30 p.m.

      Fresno firefighters were able to put the flames out quickly, but the firefighting efforts caused the closure of one lane of traffic on the freeway.

      Firefighters say dry, "summer-like"{}conditions caused the fire to grow rapidly.

      No one was hurt in the fire and there was no damage to nearby business.

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