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Firefighters mop up 5-acre blaze near Chicago Park Powerhouse

A Cal Fire firefighter works on the Bear Fire near Chicago Park Powerhouse Road, east of Colfax,Tuesday morning. Crews from Cal Fire, Colfax, Placer Hills and Peardale-Chicago Park responded responded to the 5-acre vegetation blaze. A Cal Fire helicopter from Vina and an air attack plane from Chico also responded. For more photos, visit www.TheUnion.com/photos.
John Hart/jhart@theunion.com | The Union

Firefighters were able to contain a 5-acre blaze in a remote area outside Chicago Park Tuesday morning.

The Bear Fire was initially reported at about 4:30 a.m. near Chicago Park Powerhouse and Secret Town roads, said a dispatcher with the Emergency Command Center.

Because of the remote and rugged terrain, which is near the historic town sites of Red Dog and You Bet, it took time for firefighting units to locate the seat of the fire.



Firefighters from Cal Fire, Colfax, Placer Hills and Peardale-Chicago Park responded with seven engines, two water tenders, two hand crews, helicopter and one bulldozer.

The lack of wind and the cool early-morning temperatures helped control the vegetation fire, which was contained and was being mopped up by 10 a.m.




To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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