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Car May Have Caused Grass Valley Fire

Investigators think they know what may have caused yesterday’s fire near LaBarr Meadows Road and McKnight Way in Grass Valley…

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CalFire Captain John Hotchkiss says the Dog Fire has been fully contained at five acres, with over 200 personnel used. Hotchkiss says the fire would have been a lot bigger, if if hadn’t been for Grass Valley Air Attack…

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Ground personnel were then able to snuiff out the flames. Hotchkiss says fires being sparked from vehicles are fairly common, and it’s unlikely they’ll ever find the vehicle involved…

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Hotchkiss sometimes a vehicle pulling off the pavement into dry vegetation can spark a fire. He also warns that if you are towing a trailer, don’t let the chain touch the ground. Even at slow speeds, that can cause sparks which can ignite into a large fire.

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