Small lightning fire contained near Sierraville |

Small lightning fire contained near Sierraville

SIERRAVILLE ” A small lightning fire started Monday evening has been contained near Sierraville. No property was destroyed. No injuries were reported.

Called the Dark Fire, the blaze was reported at 8:30 p.m. about two miles west of Sierraville Monday, May 25, according to Mary Furney, a spokesperson for Tahoe National Forest.

Three crews and an engine contained the fire at about 3 acres by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and have had a helicopter on standby in case of a flare up, Furney said. She said fire crews in the eastern Sierra are expecting similar conditions this afternoon as thunderheads build.

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