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Lake Don Pedro Fire Contained

Firefighters have the upper hand now on a grass fire burning in the Lake Don Pedro area. The blaze was first reported just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lucas Bay region of the lake, in the area of Bond´s Flat, Flemming Meadows and Highway 132.

Air tankers and a helicopter were sent to the blaze as well as numerous ground fire units. As of 1:45 p.m., the aircraft were returned back to the base at Columbia. Fire officials estimate the size of the fire at around 2-acres. A houseboat in the Lucas Bay area at the time of the fire was to be located by Sheriff´s Boat Patrol deputies and questioned.