UPDATE: 4 brush fires contained in Oroville Wildlife Area

May 18, 2014 1:43 AM

CalFire says all four fires burning in the Oroville Wildlife Area have been contained. The largest fire ripped through 15 acres, another small blaze tore through 7 acres, a third burned up to 5 acres, and a fourth burned 1 acre. There is no word on what started the fires, but no structures were threatened or burned. No injuries have been reported.

CalFire says the fires were spotted around 10:00 Saturday night in the Oroville Wildlife Area. Crews from CalFire, El Medio, Oroville, and Butte County quickly responded with several engines, and contained a one-acre fire quickly. A second fire burning 5 acres was close to containment, and a third fire at up to 3 acres was not contained. A 4th fire was discovered later, and there is no estimate on containment. A CalFire spokeswoman says no structures are threatened, and the flames are burning on the south side of Oro Dam Blvd., and west of Highway 70. Photos courtesy: John Loewe / Oroville Mirror
Photos by Chris Logue II / Oroville Mirror
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