Fire Near Old Briceland Road

A fire near Briceland is “contained and controlled” as of 4:40 p.m., according to the incident commander on the scanner.

The first reports came in about 4:11 p.m. and stated the fire was near Greta Lane. Multiple fire crews were dispatched to the scene. However, the fire was quickly extinguished and as of 4:43 p.m. is being mopped up. The commander says that he expects to be finished by about 5:10 p.m.

UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: The commander reports the fire burned approximately 1/3 acre.

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: We’re being told by a firefighter that the CHP map is incorrect (so we deleted it.) The fire was instead on Old Briceland Road near Connick Creek by the airport. Firefighters have left the scene.

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: Photo provided by a reader.

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