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Wildfire claims home

A wildfire Tuesday afternoon charred 10 acres and destroyed a home near Lake of the Pines.

The blaze was reported at 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Magnolia Road and Knolls Drive, on a hill near several southern Nevada County homes.

It started at a quarter of an acre and immediately threatened two structures, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Tina Rose. When firefighters arrived, one of the homes already was in flames and could not be saved, she said.



The other structure was protected and received no damage.

Along with CDF and the U.S. Forest Service, fire crews responding to the blaze included the Higgins Area, Nevada County Consolidated, Rough and Ready, Ophir Hill, and Peardale-Chicago Park fire departments, as well as a strike team from Butte County.




The fire most likely started along Knolls Drive, near the driveway of the home that was destroyed, fire officials said. It then climbed the hill and quickly reached the home.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was contained at 10 acres at 3:45 p.m.

The address of the destroyed home and the name of the current resident were unavailable Tuesday evening.


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