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Grassland fire quickly extinguished

Fire burned less than an acre of grassland, but drew a massive response after spreading from an abandoned trailer Tuesday in south Nevada County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

One of two men living in trailers on Metcalf Road west of McCourtney Road had been dismantling the abandoned trailer when a spark ignited insulation and spread to three-quarters of an acre of grass, CDF Battalion Chief Frank Rowe said.

Six engines were called at first, and an air tanker dropped retardant, according to Rowe. The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. and contained by 2:15 p.m.



CDF Capt. Mike DiMaggio said county code enforcement officers were later sent to inspect the property.

The man dismantling the trailer had put out another fire that started the same way earlier in the morning, said Rowe, who declined to identify the men.


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