Photo courtesy Greg Ramseth

WEIMAR, Calif. August 7, 2018 – At 5:37 am, ECC dispatchers sent units to a reported vegetation fire in the Placer Hills Fire Protection District at the intersection of Ponderosa Way and Hidden Ridge Way near entrance to Auburn State Park. The fire was reported to be the size of a car.

Placer Hills FD and CalFire arrived on scene at 5:45 am. According to reader Greg Ramseth, City of Colfax was also on scene early with Placer Hills. A Placer County water tender remains on scene. Cal Fire investigators inspecting lower side along gravel road that winds down to North Fork Big Bend. The fire is fully contained at 1.57 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.