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Fire crews work to limit spread of new fires in Nevada, El Dorado counties

Watch 3 days of shifting wine country fire smoke from space

Satellite imagery shows the numerous fires burning across Northern California – including the Tubbs, Redwood, Atlas, Cherokee and Wind Complex fires.
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Satellite imagery shows the numerous fires burning across Northern California – including the Tubbs, Redwood, Atlas, Cherokee and Wind Complex fires.

Firefighters were reported making good progress in halting the spread of two wildland fires that broke out Tuesday afternoon, one in Nevada County and the other in El Dorado County.

The Garden Fire was reported about 3:40 p.m. off Wolf and Garden Bar roads, northwest of Higgins Corner in Nevada County. As of 5 p.m., it was 65 percent contained with 10 acres burned and the forward progress had been stopped, according to Cal Fire.

The Ice Fire, two miles west of the intersection of Ice House and White Meadows roads, in El Dorado County was reported about 3 p.m. Multiple air tankers and helicopters responded to drop water and fire retardant. As of about 5 p.m., it had burned about 25 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s incident website.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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