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Drug Activity Likely Cause of Alta Sierra Fire

Two homes have been destroyed, one person was injured, and a couple acres of vegetation have been burned in a fire near Alta Sierra, and all of it, apparently from illegal drug activity. CalFire Captain John Hotchkiss says they got the call on Oak Lane near Highway 49 and Wolf Road around 1pm…

Listen to John Hotchkiss 1

Grass Valley Air Attack and other resources were used to knock that fire down at about two acres. However, two other homes were destroyed, and one person was injured…

Listen to John Hotchkiss 2

Hotchkiss says it looks like criminal activity led to the blaze…

Listen to John Hotchkiss 3

Hotchkiss says there was also an illegal marijuana grow on the site. Smoke from the fire was visible throughout western Nevada County.

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