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Crews fully contain grass fire east of Palermo

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Friday, May 8 - Cal Fire said the fire is now 100% contained.

Posted: May 8, 2020 1:14 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 5:27 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Firefighters have stopped forward progress on a vegetation fire near Candy Cane Lane and Apache Hill Road east of Palermo.

It was first reported around 12:50 p.m.

Cal Fire said it has burned 17 acres of grass and is 100% contained. Crews will remain on scene for a few hours and mop up.

Fast-acting crews were able to stop the forward spread of the fire in less than an hour and a half, according to Cal Fire.

This is being called the Candy Fire.

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