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Firefighters quickly knock down fire in Alta Sierra area (VIDEO)

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UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. Nevada County staff monitoring the fire and providing information on its Facebook page.

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Good progress on gaining control of the fire.

The Union’s Elias Funez was live on the scene:

Getting a hand on the Alta Sierra vegetation fire. Other starts in the area, be fire safe!

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Firefighters are battling a fire near Alta Sierra in the Oak Drive and Buck Mountain Road area of South County.

Some evacuations were announced (some refusing to leave, as per scanner). Officials notified area residents and a CodeRED call has been sent out.

Fire was reported to have started in Buck Mountain area, burning north to northeast. The fire is shifting directions, burning to the south.

Air attack dropping lines of retardant to slow fire’s progress.

PG&E is reporting a power outage in the area of the fire.

Power outage reported in the same area of fire being fought in South County, near Oak Drive and Buck Mountain Road.