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Coal Fire in Jackson Valley is 98% contained

Coal Fire in Amador Co. 30% contained
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Coal Fire Updates:

Aug. 8 

JACKSON VALLEY -- Cal Fire officials say the Coal Fire is 98% contained. 

The fire, which started Sunday, has not grown more than 16 acres, consuming only dry grass and heavy brush.  

Officials say crews will continue to monitor the area into Monday night. 

The fire is burning north of Camanche Reservoir, roughly 40 mile southeast of Sacramento

Aug. 7

JACKSON VALLEY -- Crews quickly responded to a vegetation fire Sunday north of Camanche Reservoir.

Cal Fire says the blaze, dubbed the Coal Fire, started near the intersection of Coal Mine Road and Comanche Parkway in Jackson Valley, which is roughly 40 miles southeast of Sacramento. 

The fire grew to roughly 16 acres, burning through dry grass and heavy brush. Attacking the flames by both the ground and the air, crews halted its forward progress and mitigated the threat to structures, officials say. As of Sunday evening, the fire is 30% contained. 

Still, firefighters are working to build containment lines and snuff out hot spots. People are advised to avoid the area at least through Sunday night. 

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