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Auburn fire near Hwy 49 contained (Video)

A two-acre vegetation fire in Auburn along Highway 49 has been contained, according to a spokesperson with the California Department of Fire and Forestry.

The fire began shortly before 1 p.m. in the area near Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital where Education Street and Richards Drive would intersect if they didn’t dead end, said Cal Fire Spokesperson Tom Webb.

It was contained by 2:30 p.m., Webb said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It did not damage any homes and no injuries were reported, said Webb.

Three entities responded to the fire: Cal Fire, Placer Consolidated Fire Protection District and the Auburn Fire Department.

— Chris Rosacker

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