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Cal Fire: 1-Acre Fire at Stirling City

Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a fire burning in Stirling City, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Thursday afternoon.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 5:19 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 5:21 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a fire burning in Stirling City, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Thursday afternoon.


According to Cal Fire, the fire which at first burned less than at a half acre grew another half at around 3:35 p.m. in the B Line area.


Luckily firefighters tackled the fire dubbed the Branch Fire at around 4 p.m., less than 30 minutes later.


There were no reported injuries and residents have noticed smoke around the ridge area.

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As expected a lot more smoke has poured over the California Central Valley from the Dixie Fire, and our air quality has worsened significantly. We can expect hotter weather this weekend, and the smoke will linger, too.
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