Firefighters douse blaze |

Firefighters douse blaze

Firefighters fully contained a three-acre wildfire Thursday afternoon in the Cherry Creek Acres area, south of Alta Sierra and east of Highway 49.

The blaze, reported at about 1:43 p.m. near Bethel Glen Court, burned one outbuilding, a dispatcher for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Firefighters with Calfire and Nevada County Consolidated Fire District responded, along with a Calfire air attack plane, two Calfire air tankers, two U.S. Forest Service helicopters, four Calfire engines, one Calfire dozer, two NCCFD engines and one NCCFD water tender, the dispatcher said.

The fire was reported 100-percent contained by mid-afternoon. The cause of the fire was unknown, a dispatcher said.


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@the or call 477-4236.

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