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Update: Vegetation Fire In Calaveras County Contained

Update at 5:40 p.m.: The CHP reports that Pennsylvania Gulch Road has reopened to traffic. Additional fire information is below.

Update at 4 p.m.: CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore updates that the fire has been contained at one acre. Pennsylvania Gulch Road will remain closed at Woodland Drive as crews will remain on scene mopping up for the next couple of hours. Kilgore adds that what sparked the blaze is under investigation. Further details on the blaze are below.

Update at 3:20 p.m.: CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore reports that the fire is a quarter acre in size and moving at a moderate rate of spread. She adds that crews are getting a handle on the blaze as incoming resources have been called off the fire. No structures are threatened. Kilgore shares that it is unclear if a reported car fire at the intersection of Pennsylvania Gulch Road and Highway 4 is related to this fire. Further details on the fire and a road closure are below.

Update at 3 p.m.: The CHP has blocked off Pennsylvania Gulch Road at Woodland Drive, which is about a mile in from Highway 4 in Murphys near Skunk Ranch and the Indian Rock Vineyards.

Original post at 2:30 p.m.: Murphys, CA — Fire resources are heading to a reports of a vegetation fire on Highway 4  across from the Pennsylvania Gulch Road intersection near the Chevron gas station in Murhpys.

CAL Fire has toned out both ground and air to the scene. Initially, the CHP reported this as a car fire. It is unclear if the flames spread from the vehicle to nearby grass. Motorists in the area will want to slow down and use caution. We will bring you further details as soon as they come into the news center.

HWY 4 at Pennsylvania Gulch Road intersection
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Written by Tracey Petersen.

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