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Crews stop progress in Novato fire, evacuation orders remain

Forward progress has been stopped on a brush fire that prompted evacuation orders to be issued for an area of unincorporated Novato near state Highway 37 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

The evacuation orders, first issued shortly before 2 p.m., remain in effect for areas surrounding Green Point Lane, Woodview Lane, Hampton Lane and Crest Road, sheriff’s officials said.

People are asked to go toward School Road to Atherton Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office wrote on Twitter at about 2:20 p.m. that forward progress had been stopped on the fire, which has burned about 4-5 acres.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire has prompted the closure of the transition ramps from U.S. Highway 101 to eastbound Highway 37, as well as other roads and ramps in the area.

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