Firefighters busy in Ione over weekend

Firefighters quickly extinguished a couple of fires in Ione over the weekend.  According to the Ione Fire Department, just after 9 pm Friday night, multiple units responded to reports of a vegetation fire in the creek bed off Preston Avenue.  The spot fire was quickly squelched after it burned a small patch of grass, averting any further damage.  On Sunday afternoon, another fire was reported, this time near Ione Elementary School.  Firefighters found a small spot fire along the trail between the school and Howard Park.  The blaze was also quickly extinguished before much damage was done.  Both fires are believed to have been started accidentally, and investigations are ongoing into the incidents.

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