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Update: Fire near Yuba-Nevada lines contained at five acres

A fire from an abandoned trailer which set a steep canyon ablaze near Dobbins this morning is contained and under investigation.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Tina Rose said the fire was contained to five acres within a few hours after it was reported at 7 a.m. No other structures were burned in the area along the Nevada and Yuba county lines and none of the 63 firefighters responding were injured, Rose said.

The blaze spread into heavy brush and other forest fuels about five miles southwest of North San Juan. The fire, which is currently being mopped up, is near the Colgate Powerhouse on the Middle Yuba River, three miles south of Dobbins, Rose said.



CDF air tankers from Grass Valley could not respond to the blaze because of the steep and dangerous terrain, Rose said. But eight fire engine crews, one bulldozer and two helicopters managed to knock the fire down before it got out of control.

The blaze was called in at 7 a.m. by powerhouse workers, Rose said. CDF has an investigator at the scene and could find a fire cause by the end of the day.


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