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Spot fire ignites at Interchange Fire site, is now contained

" Sun staff reports

On Monday, Aug. 27 at about 3:20 p.m., CalFire crews responded to reports that a spot fire had ignited within the site of last week’s Interchange Fire, which threatened the Tahoe Donner subdivision Wednesday. Today’s 100-foot by 110-foot spot fire has now been fully contained, CalFire Public Information Officer Gina Chamberlin said, and crews will remain on site, as they have since last week, continuing to monitor the burn area until re-ignition in the area is no longer a threat.

“We did have a fire that was up there in the area of the 80 Fire … This (spot fire) is not unusual with all the heavy fuels in that area. That’s why they’ve been up there patrolling the last couple of days, as they’ll continue to do,” Chamberlin said.

The spot fire flared up within the burn area of the Interchange Fire, Chamberlin said, and therefore no new acreage has been lost.

CalFire suppression crews will remain on site for the next couple hours she said, and the area will be monitored continually until no longer necessary.