6-acre fire east of Washington | TheUnion.com

6-acre fire east of Washington

Firefighters battled a wildfire Wednesday morning in a remote area of the Tahoe National Forest about four miles east of the town of Washington.

The blaze, which was dubbed the Maybert fire, was under control by the afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire’s glow was spotted from Gaston Road about 9 p.m. Tuesday night in a remote area south of the Yuba River’s south fork. U.S. Forest Service officer Ross Trotter said fire crews – including a Forest Service crew from Truckee, the Hobart Hotshots, and two Washington Ridge crews of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – hiked 2.7 miles across the river from Maybert Road to get to the blaze.

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