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Fire crews contain 1-acre brush fire near Bon Tempe Lake in Marin County

MARIN COUNTY -- Several fire departments in Marin County worked together to contain a 1-acre vegetation fire near Bon Tempe Lake, a spokesperson for the Marin County Fire Department said Thursday morning. 

The Marin County Sheriff tweeted about the fire  in the area of Sky Oaks Road in Fairfax shortly before 10 a.m., noting that air resources were on the way to the area as ground fire units with Marin County Fire were still making their way to the scene. 

Marin County Fire said the so-called Lake Fire was approximately 1/2 to 1 acre in size with a moderate rate of spread. No evacuations have been ordered at this time.

Authorities said that air support had been canceled shortly after 10 a.m. and noted that the fire was isolated on a peninsula on the lake's shore.

Marin County Fire Battalion Chief Todd Overshiner said that one person was taken to a hospital with minor burns due to the fire, though he not know how the injury occurred.

Authorities said there was no threat to the Central Marin jurisdiction, but a "sizeable" amount of smoke was visible. Residents were asked not to call 911.

The Ross Valley Fire Department, Cal Fire, the Marin Municipal Water District, and the Marin County Sheriff's Office are all assisting with this fire, Overshiner said.

Bon Tempe Lake is managed by the Marin Municipal Water District and is part of the Mount Tamalpais watershed.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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