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16-Acre Fire in Alta Sierra Forces Evacuations

Everyone is back in their homes now after a fire in Alta Sierra forced some evacuations for a few hours. CalFire Captain Scott Eckman says the blaze broke out after two o’clock yesterday afternoon…

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It grew to about ten acres, and the area immediately around the fire, including parts of Oak Drive and Buck Mountain Road were evacuated. Evacuations were lifted around 7pm, with mop-up operations continuing overnight. The fire reportedly started as a structure fire and then spread into vegetation. As of late last night, the fire was at 80 percent containment at 16 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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