Fire crews responded to a reported vegetation fires in the Stanislaus National Forest at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. The fires were thought to be near Cherry Lake, east of the Clavey River in the Wolfin Meadow area.
According to U.S. Forest Service, spokesman Pat Kaunert, the Cherry Lake campground host saw the smoke and called in the fire.
Three fire engines, a 13-member hand crew, two prevention units and a quick response fire patrol were called out.
According to Kaunert, firefighters discovered the smoke was from debris piles being burned on Sierra Pacific Industries land in the Two Dog Pass area.
The burn piles were well contained in a remote location.