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Wildland fire erupts near Truckee

by staff

A wildland fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the rugged terrain between the town of Floriston and Boca Reservoir in Nevada County.

As of late Sunday evening, the fire was estimated by the California Department of Forestry, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Ranger unit, to be at 325 acres.

Hand crews were reporting difficulty in accessing the fire due to the steep terrain. Resouces committed to the blaze included 29 engines, two bull dozers, three helicopters and 14 hand crews. Air tankers were also working the fire, with four bombers dropping retardant.

The Sierra Front Fire Interangency Minden dispatch reported they had reassigned one of their Nevada air tankers to the Floriston fire at 4:15 p.m. The tanker was in the Verdi area already fighting three smaller fires when the Floriston fire erupted.

The cause of the fire has not been determined and CDF’s preliminary estimates are for containment of the wildland fire by 6:00 p.m. today.

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