Fire burns two acres in North Auburn

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A wildfire burned two acres Sunday afternoon near the site of last August’s 49 Fire in North Auburn that destroyed 63 homes. The fire broke out on Blue Grass Drive near Dry Creek Road, according to the Cal Fire Grass Valley Command Center. “The blaze was reported at 3:31 p.m. and was contained at 3:50 p.m. and is under investigation by Cal Fire,” said Jeff Brand, Cal Fire battalion chief and Auburn-area incident commander. By 4 p.m., firefighters were still on the scene putting out hot spots, but all aircraft had been released except for Cal Fire air attack, Cal Fire communications operator Rachel Wooden said. Skyview Drive was closed for a couple of hours during the incident and there was one minor injury, which was treated on scene by firefighters. No structures were threatened and no evacuations were necessary, Wooden said. Nearby resident Rick Menefee expressed his concerns. "It worries me if someone started this fire," said Menefee, who has lived in the neighborhood for three years. “I walked out of the house, saw the flames just over the ridge and I grabbed a hose.” Menefee’s home backs up to the fire area off Blue Grass and Moss Rock drives. ~ Michael Kirby