Update: structure fire at Arnold knocked down

Update at 12:25 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that fire crews have extinguished a fire in a single family home in the 1800 block of Highway 4 off Country Club Road near the Dollar General Store in the Arnold area of ​​Calaveras County. The Red Cross has been called to help six adults displaced by the fire. Crews remain at the scene to clean up as CHP officers direct traffic as the eastbound lane of the freeway is blocked with equipment. There is no estimated time when the scene will be cleared and the lane reopened. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More details on the fire are below.

Update at 11:50 a.m.: CAL Fire reports that crews continue to work inside a home that was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters first arrived on the scene on Highway 4 in the Arnold area of ​​County of Calaveras. The flames broke out around 11:15 a.m. in a single family home in the 1800 block of the freeway near Country Club Road near the Dollar General Store. CAL Fire reports that the flames did not spread to any nearby vegetation. CHP officers continue to direct traffic as the eastbound lane of the freeway is closed to protect crews working on the fire. They ask the public to avoid the area if possible.

Original post at 11:30 a.m.: Arnold, CA – Firefighters work to put out a fire at a home on Highway 4 in the Arnold area of ​​Calaveras County.

CAL Fire reports that a single-family home was totally engulfed in flames when crews arrived at the scene in the 1800 block of the freeway off Country Club Road near the Dollar General Store. It is not yet known if anyone was in the house when the fire broke out. CAL Fire adds that firefighters are getting a “good knockdown” on the blaze.

The CHP is called in to direct traffic as the eastbound lane of the freeway is closed for safety as crews work on the fire. They ask the public to avoid the area if possible.