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May 20, 2013
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Vegetation Fire breaks out in Rough and Ready


A half-acre vegetation fire broke out in Rough and Ready Monday afternoon, fire officials said. The fire was reported as contained at around 2:30 p.m.

The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. near Conestoga Way off Bitney Springs Road, said Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Battalion Chief Jerry Funk.

The fire was initially spotted by air attack crew members, who located the source of smoke for the ground crews, Funk said.

The crews established a wet line around the fire and a Washington Ridge crew was cutting a line around the area.

The California Department of Fire and Forestry, Consolidated Fire, Grass Valley Fire Department and Penn Valley Fire Department all responded to the incident.

“In all likelihood it’s human-caused, but it is still under investigation,” Funk said.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email mrenda@theunion.com or 530-477-4239.


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The Union Updated May 20, 2013 11:22PM Published May 21, 2013 06:33PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.