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Update – Fire At Sugar Pine 100% Contained

A fire which burned approximately 6.5 acres near Camp Sugar Pine has been 100% contained and crews are in the process of mopping up.

The fire was burning on private property in deep duff, causing very dense smoke in the area. Structures in the Sugar Pine community were threatened, but no evacuations or road closures were implemented and no one was injured.

Two 9-1-1 calls from the public came in to Cal Fire reporting smoke in the Cedar Valley area early on the morning of Tuesday, August 14th. Cal Fire did a smoke check at approximately 5:00 am, but was unable to locate the source of the smoke.

Signal Peak Lookout, on the Sierra National Forest called in the location of the Sugar Pine Fire later that morning. The fire was estimated to have been burning since about midnight.

Two Sierra National Forest fire engines and three hand crews, along with Cal Fire resources responded to the fire, which was stopped at 6.5 acres. Anticipated contol of the fire is Thursday, August 16, and the cause is under investigation.

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