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Saturday, February 12, 2011

NFPD: Blue Lakes - 20-acre wildland fire, 100% contained. #WildFire

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Fire officials are investigating the cause of a wildland fire that burned near Blue Lakes on Friday.

Northshore Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Pat Brown said the 20-acre wildland fire was located above Blue Lakes in a very steep area that runs along the Lake and Mendocino county lines.

Brown said Northshore Fire and Cal Fire responded to the fight the fire.

He said Cal Fire had two engines, two hand crews, one bulldozer, a helicopter and a battalion chief, while Northshore Fire responded with two engines and a battalion chief.

Brown said firefighters had very limited access to the scene due to road conditions. He said there were springs running over the road area as well as downed trees.

Northshore Fire's engines had to use their winches on the apparatus to gain access, Brown said.

Source: http://lakeconews.com - Link

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