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Fire Prompts Home Evacuations In Alta Sierra

8 p.m. UPDATE: The Oak Fire is now 80 percent contained and mapped at 16 acres, according to Cal Fire.

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

Firefighters said one structure was destroyed and two others were damaged.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


4:40 p.m. UPDATE: The forward progress of the Oak Fire has stopped, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters said the fire has remained at 10 acres and is now 20% contained.

Road closures and evacuation remain in place.

Firefighters reported that one structure was destoyed in the fire and two structures were damaged.


4:10 p.m. UPDATE: According to the Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, the Oak Fire has grown to 10 acres and is 0% contained.

Forward progress of the fire has not stopped.

Oak Drive and Lime Kiln Road remain closed at Highway 49.

Placer County Sherrifs said they are assisting Nevada County Sheriff with evacuations.

(source: CAL FIRE NEU)


3:20 p.m. UPDATE: 126 homes are without power in the Alta Sierra area, according to PG&E.

The fire is still seven acres, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuations are still in effect at this time.


ALTA SIERRA (CBS13) — Homes are being evacuated on Buck Mountain Road and Oak Drive due to a fire, according to the Nevada County Sheriff.

Cal Fire is responding to the area.

The fire is in the area of Buck Mountain Road and Oak Drive and is currently seven acres.

Oak Road and Lime Kiln Road at Hwy 49 are being closed down by Caltrans and CHP.

A command post is being set up at Buck Mountain Road and Sunset View.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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