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Fire off Indian Springs Ranch Road kept to 2.9 acres

Helicopter 514 readies to make a bucket drop on the Jericho Fire Thursday afternoon, on the 15000 block of Joshua’s Horn Road, near Indian Springs Ranch Road.
Photo: Elias Funez

A blaze named the Jericho Fire, on the 15000 block of Joshua’s Horn Road, was quickly contained Thursday afternoon in the area south of the McCourtney Road Transfer Station, near Indian Springs Ranch Road.

The forward progress of the fire was stopped at 2.9 acres with the help of a dozer, hand crews, air support including tanker drops, Higgins, Cal Fire, and Grass Valley firefighters, among others, while helicopters made interior drops on the fire.

Nearby structure threats were mitigated and no evacuations for the area were issued.



The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A hand crew approaches the head of the Jericho Fire, which burned less than 3 acres off Indian Springs Ranch Road Thursday afternoon.
Photo: Elias Funez
A Higgins Fire District firefighter keeps an eye on a leg of the Jericho Fire, which burned near Indian Springs Ranch Road Thursday afternoon. Nearby structure threats were quickly mitigated and forward progress of the fire stopped.
Photo: Elias Funez
Fire helicopters work the interior of the Jericho Fire Thursday afternoon after the forward progress of the fire has been stopped off Indian Springs Ranch Road.
Photo: Elias Funez

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