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Small Fire Extinguished Near Malakoff Diggins

A small vegetation fire was quickly extinguished at the northern edge of Malakoff Diggins State Park early Friday. Cal Fire Public Information Officer Mary Eldridge says it was reported at around 3:15am Friday on North Bloomfield Road and was contained to less than an acre…

click to listen to Mary Eldridge

Eldridge says the cause of the fire, occurring in an unpopulated area, and in the middle of the night, is not known…

click to listen to Mary Eldridge

Eldridge says the record rains have brought vegetation moisture levels back to normal standards for this time of year. But she says the start of the wildfire season is only around 2 weeks later than when it traditionally begins.

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