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San Andreas, CA — Electrical powerlines have been listed as the cause of a small vegetation fire Saturday in the West Point area of Calaveras County.

The fire started at 1685 Higdon Rd. The initial report was received at 3:41pm.

Air Attack 440, Copter 404 and Tanker 83 responded from the Columbia Air Base. CAL Fire resources on scene: West Point Battalion Chief 4413 along with engines 4453 and 4483. Also responding were engine 4463 from Hermit Springs and one Pine Grove hand crew.

West Point engine 313 and Water Tender 311 were also summoned by the Emergency Command Center.

Damage was confined to one acre of grass.

The incident was closed at 7:36pm. 

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