SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. – Cal Fire crews worked to put out a vegetation fire that burned more than 100 acres.
The Antelope Fire, which Cal Fire attributed to low humidity, windy conditions, and low rain, burned more than 120-acres in the Tahoe National Forest Monday.
Fire Crews said a large fire break in the area helped them stop the fire quickly. Crews have cleared more than 800 acres between Colfax and Applegate.
It’s one of the three dozen state projects approved by the governor to reduce fuels as we head into wildfire season.
“For this week, we have had 10 fires for two and a half acres in Nevada, Yuba and Placer County and that is for the second week of February is pretty rare,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief, Steve Mueller said.
About 15,000 people live in the area of the Antelope Fire.
CAL FIRE/Placer County firefighters being released from the #AntelopeFire in Sierra County of the Tahoe National Forest. Our hand crews will remain for another three to four hours of mop up. The U.S. Firest Service reports the fire at just over 100 acres and over 50% contained. pic.twitter.com/ndF6YVgDtv
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) February 18, 2020