Cherokee Fire Contained

Jul 21, 2014 8:50 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Cal Fire Butte County says it has containment of a fire burning in the Cherokee area northeast of Oroville.
The vegetation fire had already consumed about ten acres when the first crews arrived on scene at 2:45 p.m. Monday, in the area of Cherokee and Oregon Gulch Roads.
It grew by another six acres before it was declared fully contained ... At 6:30 p.m.
Part of Cherokee road will remain closed until at least 10:00 p.m., because of firefighters and fire equipment remaining at the scene for mop up.
No structures were immediately threatened, and the cause remains under investigation.##


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