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Crews quickly contain Black Fire

John HartThe Black Fire as seen at Wolf Mountain Lookout Sunday afternoon.
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A fire that began Sunday afternoon near the Spenceville Wildlife Recreation Area at the Yuba and Nevada county line has been contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The so-called “Black Fire” consumed 200 acres after sparking just after 2:15 p.m., said Patty Tahlhamer, a volunteer information coordinator at the CDF’s Auburn headquarters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Tahlhamer said. The area is heavily wooded with oak, woodlands and grassland. The fire began just west of the county line, she said.



No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported in the blaze, which required the use of eight fire engines, two hand crews, two water tenders and 10 different pieces of aerial equipment.

Smoke could be seen over the Lake Wildwood and Penn Valley areas, though there were no threats to residents in those areas, the CDF reported.


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