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Sonora, CA — CDF says a fire that scorched an area north of Columbia Monday was ten acres in size.

Investigators say the blaze was caused by a vehicle, although it´s unclear how.

CDF Spokesman Craig Hart says the fire also destroyed three older vehicles belonging to Kris St. John at a cost of about $4000.

Numerous structures and an orchard were threatened by the fire, but there were no reports of any further damage.

Eight engines, two hand crews and a water tender responded along with one CDF air attack, a helicopter and two air tankers.

No injuries were reported.

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