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Fast moving grass fire near Thunder Valley Casino burns 169 acres

California Fire officials report a grass fire south of Lincoln near the Thunder Valley Casino was 80 percent contained Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after consuming 169 acres and damaging a commercial plumbing supply company facility. Fire crews from throughout Placer County as well as Sacramento County responded Tuesday to the area of Athens Avenue and Industrial Boulevard. Capt. Bryan Carter, a spokesman for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the fire was spotted by crews at a Cal Fire station on Athens Avenue near the casino. He said the fire spread to the southeast, toward Cincinnati Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Fire officials said high temperatures and winds and dry brush contributed to the fire’s spread.

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Volunteers plant trees to restore El Dorado forestland ravaged by the King fire

Organized by the Sugar Pine Foundation and the USFS, over 100 volunteers planted seedling trees in an area of the El Dorado National Forest devastated by the King fire in 2014. Auburn Kiwanis, local Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts, 4-wheel drive clubs, and individual families took part in the reforestation effort near Stumpy Meadows camp ground east of Georgetown. The light rain did not discourage participants and according to USFS District Ranger Pat Trimble, it was ideal conditions for planting.

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Raw video: Firefighters respond to Placer County grass fire 00:22

Raw video: Firefighters respond to Placer County grass fire

Volunteers plant trees to restore El Dorado forestland ravaged by the King fire 01:18

Volunteers plant trees to restore El Dorado forestland ravaged by the King fire

Re-enactment shows pursuit, arrest of King Fire arsonist 05:07

Re-enactment shows pursuit, arrest of King Fire arsonist

Wayne Allen Huntsman poses near King fire he set in El Dorado County 00:29

Wayne Allen Huntsman poses near King fire he set in El Dorado County

Samantha Konopaske talks about her friend who is a suspect in King Fire 01:35

Samantha Konopaske talks about her friend who is a suspect in King Fire

Student reacts to arson fire at Foothill Ranch Middle School 00:33

Student reacts to arson fire at Foothill Ranch Middle School

Video: The Leonard family rises from the ashes of the Valley Fire 04:29

Video: The Leonard family rises from the ashes of the Valley Fire

Special Report: From the ashes -- Recovery on Cobb Mountain 00:43

Special Report: From the ashes -- Recovery on Cobb Mountain

Video: Sacramento house fire extinguished 00:21

Video: Sacramento house fire extinguished

Video: Firefight goes room to room inside burning south Sacramento house 01:12

Video: Firefight goes room to room inside burning south Sacramento house

Ranchers tour Butte fire site, consider future preparation 02:09

Ranchers tour Butte fire site, consider future preparation

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Fast moving grass fire near Thunder Valley Casino burns 169 acres

California Fire officials report a grass fire south of Lincoln near the Thunder Valley Casino was 80 percent contained Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after consuming 169 acres and damaging a commercial plumbing supply company facility. Fire crews from throughout Placer County as well as Sacramento County responded Tuesday to the area of Athens Avenue and Industrial Boulevard. Capt. Bryan Carter, a spokesman for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the fire was spotted by crews at a Cal Fire station on Athens Avenue near the casino. He said the fire spread to the southeast, toward Cincinnati Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Fire officials said high temperatures and winds and dry brush contributed to the fire’s spread.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Fast moving grass fire near Thunder Valley Casino burns 169 acres 00:37

Fast moving grass fire near Thunder Valley Casino burns 169 acres

Raw video: Firefighters respond to Placer County grass fire 00:22

Raw video: Firefighters respond to Placer County grass fire

Volunteers plant trees to restore El Dorado forestland ravaged by the King fire 01:18

Volunteers plant trees to restore El Dorado forestland ravaged by the King fire

Re-enactment shows pursuit, arrest of King Fire arsonist 05:07

Re-enactment shows pursuit, arrest of King Fire arsonist