Blaze torches four acres near Washington |

Blaze torches four acres near Washington

A fire in steep wooded terrain just east of Washington late Monday night and early Tuesday morning kept firefighters busy but burned no structures.

The call came in shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday for the blaze about one-half mile east of Washington along the Yuba River near Maybert Road, said Washington Fire Chief Mike Stewart.

Four acres burned before firefighters extinguished the blaze at about 6 a.m., Stewart said.

A nearly 75 percent slope made firefighting difficult, Stewart said.

In addition to Washington volunteer firefighters, fire officials from the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, California Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service responded.

A cause had not been determined Tuesday, but Stewart said as of now he had “no reason to believe the fire had been intentionally set.”


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail or call 477-4234.

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