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Copperopolis, CA — Dozens of Calaveras County families are waking up in their own homes after being evacuated for several hours Wednesday due to a 135 acre vegetation fire in Diamond 20.

CDF officials say the fire was finally contained late last night. Although no homes were burned, the fire destroyed two out buildings and caused 40 homes to be evacuated. The blaze started between Hub Court and Chuckwagon near Copperopolis.

The homes evacuated were in the area of Buckboard at Stagecoach and Surrey at Hodson. CDF officials say the fire was caused by two vehicles using jumper cables, which caused a spark and ignited the grass.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh