6-acre forest fire east of Washington | TheUnion.com

6-acre forest fire east of Washington

Firefighters battled a wildfire Wednesday morning in a remote area of the Tahoe National Forest about four miles east of the town of Washington.

Firefighters have a hose line around the six-acre blaze, which has been dubbed the Maybert fire, said Forest Service information officer Ross Trotter, and it is expected to be in “patrol status” ” contained, but with firefighters watching for outbreaks ” by Wednesday evening.

The fire’s glow was spotted from Gaston Road about 9 p.m.

Tuesday night in a remote area south of the South Yuba River.

Trotter said fire crews ” including a Forest Service crew from Truckee, the Hobart Hotshots, and two crews from the Washington Ridge California Department of Forestry ” hiked 2.7 miles across the river from Maybert Road to get to the blaze.

Watch for fire updates here and in The Union on Thursday.

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