UPDATE: Dutch Fire contained, no more evacuations in Alpine County near Woodsford | SierraSun.com

UPDATE: Dutch Fire contained, no more evacuations in Alpine County near Woodsford

UPDATE: 3 p.m. Friday

KOLO reports that the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office says evacuations are over for the Hung A Lel Ti community due to the Dutch Fire east of Woodfords.

According to the US Forest Service the blaze burned 205 acres before being contained. No cause has been determined, according to KOLO.

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An early morning fire in Alpine County near Woodsford, known as the Dutch Fire, caused a power outage affecting approximately 450 customers located on the Hun A Leli Ti Reservation, according to Liberty Utilities spokesperson Kathy Carter.

Crews are on site to replace at least two power poles. Restoration is expected by 9 p.m. tonight unless conditions change, Carter said.

According to ABC news affiliate KOLO, the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office says the reservation has been evacuated because of the fire.  A shelter is set up at Diamond Valley School.

Sierra Front reports the fire was reported around 1 a.m. this morning and has burned about 242 acres.

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