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Grass fire causes traffic delays on 71 North

A grass fire erupted near Prado Regional Park in Chino on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
July 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A grass fire erupted near Prado Regional Park in Chino on Wednesday, shutting down lanes on the 71 Freeway.

Firefighters responded to the blaze near the 71 Freeway and Euclid Avenue at 3:04 p.m. By 9:30 p.m., the fire scorched 60 acres and was 75 percent contained.

Northbound lanes of the 71 Freeway were shut down due to the fire fight, causing traffic to back up to the 91 Freeway, according to SigAlert. By late Wednesday night, traffic was moving at about 40 mph at its slowest.


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