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More fires burn in Susanville

Tuesday, July 15 — Two separate vegetation fires charred land and a structure throughout a two-day span.

At about 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, the Susanville Fire Department, along with Susan River Fire Protection District and Cal Fire rushed to a vegetation fire on South Railroad Avenue, according to a press release from the city fire department.

A human caused the fire intentionally, according to the press release. It burned about 1/4 acre of grass and burned a 5 by 10 foot outbuilding.

Five engines and two chief officers assisted with the situation.

Additionally, at about 5:40 p.m. Monday, July 14, crews were dispatched to a one to 1 1/2 acre vegetation fire on Gem Drive.

According to the press release, the blaze burned behind several residences.

No structures sustained damages, but Battalion Chief James Moore said a wooden fence was burned.

The cause of the Gem Drive fire is currently under investigation.

Four engines, three chief officers, one water tender, the Office of Emergency Services and the Bureau of Land Management assisted with the fire.

The latest group of fires has officials warning the public to take precautions.

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