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Update: CAL Fire Working Blaze In Murphys Area

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Update at 2:25 p.m.:  CAL Fire reports that crews have stopped the forward rate of spread of a vegetation fire that ignited in the Murphys area of Calaveras County. The fire is an acre in size. It broke out around 1:15 p.m. in some grass at a property in the 5600 block of Log Cabin Drive near Darby Lane and west of French Gulch Road and Highway 4  Crews will remain on scene mopping up for the next hour. What sparked the blaze is under investigation.

Update at 2:05 p.m.:  A vegetation fire in the Murphys area of CalaverasCounty has grown slightly in size.

The flames ignited in some grass at a property in the 5600 block of LogCabin Drive near Darby Lane and west of French Gulch Road and Highway 4. CALFire reports the size has increased from a quarter acre to an acre and the flames are moving at a slow rate of spread. They add the crews have almost got a hose line around the fire. No structures are threatened at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

Original post at 1:40 p.m.: Murphys, CA — Fire crews are battling a vegetation fire in the Murphys area of Calaveras County.

The flames broke out in some grass at a property in the 5600 block of Log Cabin Drive near Darby Lane and west of French Gulch Road and Highway 4. CAL Fire reports the fire is a quarter acre in size and moving at a slow rate of spread. No structures are threatened at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

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