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Fire breaks out near Bass lake

Fire crews have contained the Pines fire which started around 4:20 p.m. off Road 274 and Malum Ridge Road near the Bass Lake dam.

The fire reached 15 acres by 6 p.m. and required heavy air support, bulldozers and ground crews. Hand crews will continue to work throughout the night making fire lines and putting out hot spots.

The fire was handled in a joint effort by U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire who responded with 10 engines, six hand crews, three bulldozers, three helicopters and two air tankers. No structures were threatened and no evacuations were required according to Van Arroyo, U.S. Forest Service deputy fire chief.

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