Amador and Calaveras Fire Crews Have Busy Weekend

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Amador and Calaveras Fire Crews Have Busy Weekend

Amador County fire units were called out early today to a reported grass fire, near the intersection of Stony creek and Pardee Dam Road. Dispatched about 2 this morning, fire crews were quickly able to contain the fire to less than 3 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Calaveras fire crews were called out about 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon to a grass fire in the Rancho Calaveras area. Aircraft was dispatched from Columbia, but then quickly released as the fire was contained at about ½ acre. CAL FIRE reports the vegetation fire was caused by someone mowing dry grass. A citation was issued as the fire burned across three properties.

Saturday evening, around 8, firefighters were called to a fire burning in the Wrinkle Cove area at New Hogan. Burning in grass at a slow rate of spread, the fire was quickly contained within half hour of arrival. That fire is also under investigation.

Amador fire units assisted both Sacramento and San Joaquin County fire fighters over the weekend. One fire burned near the intersection of Liberty Road and Highway 88, the other off Latrobe Road, on Flagstaff Drive.