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CAL FIRE says Brothers Fire property owner will not be cited

CAL FIRE said the owner of the property where the Brothers Fire started will not be held responsible.

Posted: Jun 13, 2021 3:25 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2021 1:15 AM

UPDATE, June 16: CAL FIRE said it will not cite the property owner where the Brothers Fire burned on Sunday near the Gridley-Biggs cemetery. 

The person will not be held responsible but the owner does have an ongoing case for a weed abatement that was issued before the Brothers Fire, according to CAL FIRE. 

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Brothers Fire burned 63 acres near the Gridley-Biggs cemetery on Sunday, CAL FIRE said. 

CAL FIRE said they arrived on the scene at a four-acre grass fire and it was spreading at a dangerous rate of speed in tall grass. 

The fire was stopped at 63 acres with the help of bulldozers and additional engines. 

No injuries reported or structures were damaged.

CAL FIRE said the fire was caused by a grinding operation without proper clearance. 

The fire was contained and the cause of the was determined to be the grinding of power equipment. 

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