A 155-acre brush fire near Joshua Tree along Highway 62 Monday disrupted motorists traveling to and from the Coachella Valley.
The blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. near where La Contenta Road intersects the highway in Yucca Valley, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
As of 4 p.m., firefighters had stopped to spread and were mopping up the scene, with the fire having charred roughly 155 acres. Crews were expected to remain at the site establishing containment lines for several more hours.
Traffic was halted in both directions on Highway 62 for much of the afternoon, but as of 4 p.m. both westbound lanes were open and one eastbound lane remained closed, the California Highway Patrol reported.
No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported.
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