By Elisabeth Smith

CERES (CBS13) — A fire forced the closure of the Mitchell Road Bridge in Ceres Monday afternoon.

credit: Ceres Fire Department

Officials said the bridge is closed in both directions after a fire extended into the structure of the bridge.

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The closure is affecting traffic in both directions. Drivers can take Highway 99 to the west and Santa Fe Avenue to the east.

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It’s unclear when the bridge will reopen.

Multiple agencies responded to the area to help get the fire under control.

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This is a developing story.