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Cal Fire Stops Blaze Burning Near Sweetwater Reservoir

Cal Fire crews were able to stop a vegetation fire that began burning Thursday afternoon near the Sweetwater Reservoir.

In a tweet at 1:25 p.m., Cal Fire confirmed the blaze had reached 3 acres near State Route 125. Within 45 minutes, the agency said the forward rate of the fire

Crews described the fire as burning with a "moderate rate of spread." It was dubbed the "Sweetwater Fire" for its location to the Sweetwater Treatment Facility and Sweetwater Reservoir.

SkyRanger 7 flew overhead of the blaze, capturing a plume of white smoke that rose over some buildings from the facility, though none seemed to be affected by the fire.

A dirt road that circled the area where the fire erupted appeared to act as a natural containment line. A helicopter was seen filling up from the Sweetwater Reservoir to make drops on the blaze, alternating with a plane dropping fire retardant.

No other information was immediately available.

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