The Bennett Fire that broke out about noontime today in the area of Hills Flat Lumber near East Bennett Road. is now 40 percent contained. it is estimated at about 7 acres in size.
Voluntary evacuations are in place though the Food Bank of Nevada County that is located on Railroad Avenue next to Hills Flat Lumber has evacuated.
Officials say forward progress of the fire has been stopped.
Destiny Dudley is an employee at Hills Flat Lumber and tells us the fire looks like it might be contained.
.Dudley says the fire is close to Hills Flat Lumber
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Dudley says you can see the fire from the corner of their construction yard
Dudley says voluntary evacuations were ordered by Law enforcement.