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Car fire ignites brush, closing northbound 71 in Chino

A car fire on the 71 Freeway in Chino ignited the nearby brush Tuesday afternoon, burning 120 acres and shutting down all northbound lanes, officials said.

The blaze was reported about 2 p.m. on the freeway south of Euclid Avenue and spread to the brush about 10 minutes later, according to the California Highway Patrol’s online incident log.

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No structures are threatened, the Corona Fire Department said on Twitter. About 120 firefighters were battling the blaze from the air and on the ground.

4:35 p.m.: This article was updated with a new acreage figure.

This article was originally published at 4:25 p.m.

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