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Spot fires extinguished on Highway 49

A quick response by firefighters contained a number of small spot fires along Highway 49 Monday morning.

Nevada County Consolidated Fire crews responded to the reported fires at about 11:45 a.m., south of Lime Kiln Road.

They arrived to find five separate fires along the side of the road, with the largest being about 20 by 20 feet, said Fire Division Chief Jerry Funk. Crews quickly contained the spot fires, with the likely cause being a catalytic converter whose remnants were found at the scene.