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Spate Of Vehicle Fires

Firefighters mopped up a spot grass fire along Priest Grade near Grizzly road, after a car was apparently torched shortly before 3:00 Saturday morning. Crews needed just under an hour to get the blaze contained. Investigation is continuing.

At about 2:20 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was found burning along Copperopolis road West of Waverly. Crews dealt with a 1 to 2 acre wildland fire from that one. It was contained just before 3:00. No one hurt.

Shortly after 11:30 Friday night a vehicle was apparently torched in a field along Highway 4 Near the Orvis Ranch in Calaveras county. That fire was surrounded in about 20 minutes.