Cal Fire / Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit investigators have determined and released the cause of Wednesday afternoon’s 35 acre fire in Browns valley: β€œthe grinding & welding of metal fencing on dry grass.”

The person or persons responsible have not been identified publicly, nor is it indicated if any punishment is being rendered of the specific location of the fire’s point of origin.

No one was injured and no structures were impacted by the blaze, although residents in the Peoria Road & Quail Run areas were evacuated from their homes for a couple of hours.

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