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Containment of Copperopolis Fire Expected

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Fire officials expect a wildfire burning near Copperopolis to be contained this morning.

The 80-acre grass and woodland fire was about 50 percent contained last night.

The blaze is off Chuckwagon and Calistoga Roads in the Diamond 20 subdivision. It was first reported after 5 p.m. Wednesday and some homes were threatened at one time.

Aircraft from the CDF Columbia Air Attack base and another air tanker were sent to battle the blaze. The cause is under investigation.