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Forward spread of vegetation fire in Lassen County stopped

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3-8 Fire

LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. 11:42 A.M. UPDATE - The forward progress of a 14-acre vegetation fire has been stopped in Lassen County, just east of Shasta County, according to CAL FIRE. 

CAL FIRE says the 3-8 Fire is off of Highway 299 and Big Valley Summit, just east of Pittville.

The fire remains at 5% containment. 

According to CAL FIRE, the fire started at 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

On Tuesday morning, CAL FIRE said it was started by a lightning strike. 

In the last 24-hours, CAL FIRE Modoc-Lassen unit says there have 111 lightning strikes within its State Responsibility Area. 

It has contained a single-tree fire northwest of Bieber. Another small fire was contained southeast of Bieber.

In the Hat Creek Rim in the Alcohol Jack Drainage, a quarter acre fire was sparked. Air and ground resources are responding. 

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.


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