Shooting fire contained at 25 acres |

Shooting fire contained at 25 acres

A fire that started in proximity to a shooting range five miles from Colfax, burned 25 acres before it was contained at midnight Tuesday, fire officials announced.

Strike teams from Nevada and Placer counties acted quickly to snuff out the Shooting Fire that started at 6 p.m. Monday.

“The department threw a bunch of stuff at it early,” said battalion chief Bill Mendonca, of Calfire.

There were homes in the area, but no evacuations were ordered, Mendonca said.

At its height, 18 engines, five water tenders, six air tankers, four helicopters and four inmate fire crews were assigned to the fire, Mendonca said.

Norton Grade Road was closed for a time yesterday and more closures could occur today as mop up continues, Mendonca said.

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