OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire that started south of Oroville Monday afternoon.
The fire broke out around noon on Highway 70 cross of East Gridley Road.
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The fire burned 3 acres. Firefighters were able to save a barn, no other structures were damaged or lost. CAL FIRE crews will be out in the area for a portion of the afternoon to mop up and watch for hot spots.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The North State is currently under a Red Flag Warning due to dry and windy conditions. CAL FIRE is halting burns across the area for Monday and Tuesday due to hazardous conditions.
#70fire [final] The fire has been contained at 3 acres. Firefighters will be in the area mopping up for the next hour. Emergency vehicles are on highway 70 us caution in the area. Be careful when operating equipment in dry windy conditions. No burning today and tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/hr7eSoV6g7
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) May 3, 2021