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Fire burns nearly 500 acres in Humboldt County

A wildland fire that burned nearly 500 acres in the King Range southwest of Petrolia was contained early Sunday, Cal Fire reported.

The fire in the Spanish Flat area of King Range National Conservation Area burned grass and some timberland.

It was first reported Friday, and had burned 150 acres by Saturday afternoon. It was in a wilderness area six miles southwest of Petrolia not accessible by road, Cal Fire officials said.

The cause is under investigation.

Cal Fire hand crews were joined by personnel from the Bureau of Land Management and volunteer firefighters from Honeydew and Petrolia. Two firefighting helicopters also responded.

— Steve Hart

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