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Fire crews quickly contain small brush fire on Highway 173 in Summit Valley

UPDATE — Firefighters have full control of the fire and will continue to remain on scene for mop-up efforts.

SUMMIT VALLEY, Calif. ( — Fire crews are on scene of a quarter acre brush fire burning on the south side of Highway 173, near Highway 138 in Hesperia.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a vehicle fire was reported in that area at 4:28 pm. Per the logs, the fire spread into the brush.

The incident has been dubbed HorseThief and is holding at a quarter acre with heavy to medium fuels. Winds in the area are reported to be 5-7 mph.

Firefighters have requested a temporary hard closure on Highway 173 between Highway 138 and the spillway.

This is a developing story and information will be updated as it becomes available. Be sure to refresh this page for the latest updates.

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