Threatening Fires Contained West of Tahoe

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KYBURZ, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters on Thursday contained two
unusual winter wildfires pushed by strong winds in the Sierra
Nevada, including one that threatened cabins in a community that
typically is covered with snow this time of year.

A California Highway Patrol officer went door-to-door around
dawn in Kyburz warning residents they might have to flee. The fire,
in a community of fewer than 200 people, was contained later in the
day without damaging any structures.

A second fire was contained after burning 9 acres in a remote
forested area northeast of Georgetown, 50 miles northeast of
Sacramento. No structures were damaged.

The fires were fanned by sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts
up to 50 mph.


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