LINCOLN (CBS13) — A vegetation fire in Placer County shut down part of Highway 65 Thursday evening.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the vegetation fire was in rural Lincoln and prompted a closure on northbound Highway 65 at Nelson Lane.
According to Cal Fire, the Nelson Fire 100% contained at 110 acres. A large plume of dark smoke could be seen in the area.
By 5:45 p.m., Cal Fire said the forward progress of the fire had stopped. The roadway reopened around the same time.
#NelsonFire [Final] Fire contained at 110 acres shortly before 5pm. Cause a bird into the power lines. CAL FIRE/Placer County Firefighters are responded to the report of a vegetation fire off Nelson Lane and Highway 65 in south Placer County shortly before 4pm Thursday. pic.twitter.com/oGHbcF4e9r
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) June 19, 2020
Cal Fire said the cause of the fire was a bird that flew into power lines.