Update: Highway 180 near Dunlap reopened Sunday afternoon after firefighting crews extinguished a vegetation fire that broke out Sunday morning along the highway east of the Sierra Endangered Cat Haven, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.
A small vegetation fire that broke out Sunday morning is closing Highway 180 on the way to Kings Canyon National Park.
CalFire dispatched fire crews to the half-acre fire along the highway, east of the Sierra Endangered Cat Haven near Dunlap, at about 11:20 a.m.
Firefighters have asked for the California Highway Patrol to close Highway 180 to prevent traffic from hampering the firefighting effort.
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