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Lightning Fires on Tahoe National Forest

Lightning sparked four fires on the Tahoe National Forest over the weekend but, Tahoe National Forest spokesperson Ann Westling says as of this morning all fires are now contained or controlled in patrol status. Two small spots occurred on the east side – one south of Loyalton on TV Hill and one east of Stampede Reservoir.  Two other fires on the west side near Bullards Bar  are both contained with crews mopping up. Westling says the  Pendola fire was 1 acre and the  Bar Fire was 15 acres and was difficult to access.

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Westling says they  expect to pick up sleeper fires  throughout the week as temperatures warm up.

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Forest Service crews and equipment received  assistance from North San Juan and Camptonville Fire Departments and  Cal Fire air tanker drop.   Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected today, tapering off through the week.

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