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Vegetation fire south of Oroville contained

Firefighters have contained a vegetation fire that started south of Oroville Monday afternoon.

Posted: May 3, 2021 12:40 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 3:39 PM

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.

Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Willows
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Lightning-caused fires will be a concern over the next few days as thunderstorms enter the forecast. We stay warm to begin next week but cool into the 70s by Wednesday.
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