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Firefighters battle Baker Fire in Tahoe National Forest

A wildfire that firefighters are calling the Baker Fire, is burning through heavy brush in the Tahoe National Forest, its burned 30-acres North of Bullards Bar Reservoir, near Camptonville.

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 6:15 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2020 6:16 PM

CALIFORNIA – A wildfire that firefighters are calling the Baker Fire, is burning through heavy brush in the Tahoe National Forest, its burned 30-acres North of Bullards Bar Reservoir, near Camptonville.

So far, the fire is 5% contained, and the fire has moderated within the last hour around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Responding firefighters are managing the Baker Fire using suppression tactics and are constructing a containment line utilizing personnel and heavy equipment, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The cause of the Baker Fire is still under investigation.

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