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Firefighters battling 10 acre brush fire near Mitsubishi Cement Plant in Lucerne Valley

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Fire crews are busy fighting a 10 acre brush fire near the Mitsubishi Cement Plant in Lucerne Valley.

The fire dubbed the “Plant Fire” was first reported just before 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in the 5800 block of State Highway 18.

According to a tweet from Cal Fire BDU, the fire is 10 acres in size with a moderate rate of spread and no structures are threatened.

San Bernardino County Firefighters are assisting CalFire who are taking the lead in the fire.

Several helicopters were requested and assisted ground crews with water drops.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Eastbound and westbound lanes on SR-18 are expected to remain closed for several hours.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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