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Containment of Placer County's Oak Fire now 76% contained, evacuation orders lifted

PLACER COUNTY - Containment on the Oak Fire has increased to 76 percent at 22 acres, and evacuation orders have been lifted.

Today's containment number is up six percent from Tuesday when Cal Fire also announced that forward progress on the fire had been stopped and that evacuation orders had been lifted.

The fire started Monday afternoon along Interstate 80 after a big rig crashed near Live Oak Road between Colfax and Weimar. An air conditioning unit in the trailer caught fire and flames spread into nearby vegetation.

Multiple structures had been threatened by the fire, which is on steep terrain. 

Cal Fire's Oak Fire incident page can be found, here

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