SIERRA COUNTY (CBS13) – A vegetation fire in the Tahoe National Forest burned about 102 acres on Monday, authorities say.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire was 100% contained.
The fire burned north of Flippini Road, north of the community of Sierraville.
Exactly what caused the fire is unclear.
CAL FIRE/Placer County firefighters being released from the #AntelopeFire in Sierra County of the Tahoe National Forest. Our hand crews will remain for another three to four hours of mop up. The U.S. Firest Service reports the fire at just over 100 acres and over 50% contained. pic.twitter.com/ndF6YVgDtv
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) February 18, 2020
Crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and Placer County helped in the fire fight.
Part of Highway 49 was on one-way traffic control in the area due to the fire. The road re-opened around 8:50 p.m. Monday.