UPDATE: Vegetation fire slows traffic along Highway 32 east of Chico

CHICO, Calif. - CAL FIRE firefighters responded to a vegetation fire east of Chico Saturday afternoon.  Highway 32 was reduced to one lane with traffic controls in place.

The fire was reported around 1 p.m. on Highway 32 at Santos Ranch Road.  The location is about eight miles east of Chico in the foothills along Big Chico Creek Canyon.

The fire was almost under control by 2:15.  CAL FIRE said it burned about 5.5 acres.

KRCR News Channel 7 reporter Colin Steiner is on the scene.

Check back for updates and watch the full report on KRCR News Channel 7 at 5:30 & 6:30.

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