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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Eastman Lake

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning just south of Eastman Lake in the Raymond area.

At 3:42 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a smoke column on Road 29 near Road 607.

The first unit at scene reported the fire burning in grass range land with a moderate rate of spread. The incident commander requested two additional air tankers in addition to the full wildland dispatch already en route.

Air Attack was overhead by 4:12 p.m. and reported the fire at 100 acres with the potential for 500 to 1,000.

There do not appear to be any structures in the immediate vicinity of the fire.

At 4:25 p.m., the fire was reported at 150-200 acres, and the incident commander requested 5 additional Type 3 engines.

At 4:53 p.m., PG&E deenergized the power lines in the fire area, knocking out power to 19 customers. The fire was estimated at 200 acres.

Four air tankers, a helitanker and one helicopter hit the fire hard over an hour, and at 5:21 p.m., the forward progress was stopped at an estimated 210 acres with 30 percent containment.

Just before 11 p.m., the fire was reported as controlled at 286 acres.

Map below shows approximate location.

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