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Placer blaze burns home

Firefighters expect 100 percent containment of the 500-acre Gladding Fire near Lincoln by midnight tonight as they look for a cause for the wind-whipped blaze.

“There were three structures destroyed,” said JoAnn Cartoscelli of Calfire this morning, including at least one home and probably outbuildings. Firefighters will go in today to get a better accounting of the damage.

Meanwhile, the red flag fire conditions which caused the Gladding Fire and forced some evacuations Monday will continue through the morning.



Evacuated residents have returned to their homes in the rural area northeast of Lincoln in Placer County, Cartoscelli said. No one was injured but several firefighters were stung by a large swarm of bees, she said.

Fire danger will still exist through the week as low humidity, occasional gusting winds and dry conditions will persist with temperatures rising back into the high 80s to low 90s through Sunday.




Night temperatures in the foothills will be in the 50s through the weekend.


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