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Fire causes minimal damage

Nevada County Consolidated firefighters were able to contain a vegetation fire that spread to a garage Saturday afternoon, stopping it before it caused more than minimal damage.

The fire in the 11000 block of Wheeler Cross Road was reported at about 2:20 p.m., according to a press release from Battalion Chief Jerry Funk.

Crews from Consolidated, Calfire and Ophir Hill responded to the fire, which initially was called in as a possible structure fire.

The fire actually was a small vegetation spot fire, said Consolidated Division Chief David Ray. When firefighters arrived, the fire had just hit the side of a large detached garage and was quickly contained.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Ray said.