UPDATE: Wildfire west of Pine Cove

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The U.S. Forest Service is reporting a 1/4-acre fire along the Webster Trail, about 150 yards west of Red Hill Truck Trail, not far from Acorn Lane in the southwest corner of Pine Cove.

USFS transmissions indicate there is an unoccupied vehicle at the fire location, and law enforcement units have been requested. The vehicle, thought to be possibly an older model Toyota Corolla, was entirely burned up and is suspected to have been the cause of the fire. Toll Gate Road was restricted to one lane so as to permit fire vehicles access to the area, but there were indications that Type 1 Engines would not be able to reach it.

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m.: The USFS is now canceling crew responses, indicating only one will be needed.

UPDATE: 6:20 p.m.: The USFS is now indicating they have a hose around the fire and they have it "knocked down."

The Town Crier will update this story as more information becomes available.

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