Lindsey fire contained |

Lindsey fire contained

A wildland fire north of Truckee started Monday afternoon, and was contained by midnight the same day.

The Lindsey fire started about seven miles north of the Interstate 80/ Highway 20 junction in the Grouse Lakes area, adjacent to Bullpen lake, and was contained at 21 acres.

Public Affairs Officer Ann Westling of the Tahoe National Forest said initial response to the remote fire included four hand crews, two engines, two air tankers, one helicopter, two dozers, and eight smoke jumpers, and current mop-up efforts will primarily be carried out by four hot shot crews from California and Arizona.

Mop-up will include felling dead trees along the fire line, and Westling said it hasn’t been determined how long the effort will take.

No evacuations took place in the popular hiking area, but one trail from Loney Meadows to Rock Lakes has been closed due to the fire, she said.

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