A vegetation fire that broke out around one-thirty Tuesday afternoon east of Orland swept through about five acres, fanned by gusty north winds..
It was centered in the area of Stony Creek just north of Highway 32.
The blaze was initially reported near Roads PP and 11 ... And sent thick smoke across the highway ... forcing the CHP to close it at times.
Investigators say a piece of farm equipment may have sparked the blaze.
Earlier in the day a four acre vegetation fire started shortly before 11:00 a.m. near County Road 24 and Highway 45 along the creek ... near the canal.
It was contained by 1:00 p.m. but firefighters remained on scene to mop up and watch for hot spots.###