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Vineyard fire in Mendocino County fully contained

Firefighters fully contained the Vineyard fire in Mendocino County on Wednesday.

The blaze sparked around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Highway 128 and Elkhorn Road, just south of Yorkville. It blackened 151 acres before it was fully contained, Cal Fire reported.

Crews battled it overnight Tuesday, stopping the spread. The blaze burned in grass and oak woodland and timber, Cal Fire said, about 3 miles southeast of Yorkville.

No structures were damaged, and no one was evacuated because of the blaze. One firefighter suffered a minor ankle injury Wednesday night and is recovering.

Fire resources will remain in the area over the next few days, Cal Fire said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

You can reach Staff Writer Chantelle Lee at 707-521-5337 or chantelle.lee@pressdemocrat.com.

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