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81-acre wildfire in remote Yuba County 100 percent contained, Cal Fire says

An 81-acre wildfire that broke out on property owned by the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is 100 percent contained, Cal Fire said Monday evening.

The Scott Fire sparked in Yuba County, about 5 miles east of Browns Valley off of Scott Forbes Road, early Monday afternoon, according to Cal Fire’s incident page.

Forward progress was stopped on the blaze around 1:10 p.m., which started in a UC field station, Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba Placer unit said in a tweet. Cal Fire said it was a grass fire with a slow rate of spread.

The vegetation fire burned west of the University of California’s Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, but no structures are threatened and no evacuation orders had been issued for the wildfire.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.

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