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Appaloosa Fire Reaches 80% Containment

Angels Camp, CA — The Appaloosa Fire outside of Angels Camp has reached 80-percent containment.

The fire ignited on Saturday afternoon along Appaloosa Road, approximately two miles from Highway 4 and five miles from the City of Angels Camp. No homes or buildings were damaged. The forward rate of spread was stopped over the weekend. The fire remains at 310 acres. CAL Fire reports that the cause was a property owner working on an electrical panel breaker box. The individual, whose name has not been released, has been cited for negligently starting a fire and letting it spread off his land. A few engines remain assigned to the incident, two bulldozers and a water tender.