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Antelope Fire burns 120 acres in Tahoe National Forest

A vegetation fire in the Tahoe National Forest has burned about 120 acres on Monday, authorities say.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 9:03 AM

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.

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