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Commercial Truck Driver Cited for Causing Hwy 4 Vegetation Fire

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Copperopolis, Ca — CAL Fire Battalion Chief Dennis Townsend says today´s vegetation fire on Hwy 4 near Milton Rd. was caused by a commercial truck, pulling a trailer.

“It lost its right rear tire, and drug the axle along the highway causing sparks to fly in the grass,” says Townsend. It caused about a one mile flame front.”

Townsend says the truck has been located, and the driver has been cited. The fire was estimated at 200 plus acres. It is now contained.

Written by BJ Hansen