Photo by Cid Castillo

U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE units responded to a small brush fire on the west side of Highway 243 in Pine Cove, which was reported at around 3 p.m. today. The fire burned about a quarter of a mile south of Franklin Road.

The cause of the fire was unknown and is still under investigation, USFS Incident Commander Fred Espinoza said.

Traffic was let through the area in convoys as crews worked to extinguish the brush fire. Photo: Cid Castillo