Campo Fire in Calaveras County burns 160 acres, 90% contained

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The Latest — (Monday, May 3)

8:15 a.m.

The Campo Fire in Calaveras County is 160 acres and 90% contained, Cal Fire reports.

(Sunday, May 2)

7:54 a.m.

The Campo Fire in Calaveras County is 160 acres and 75% contained, according to Cal Fire.

On Friday, fire crews said steep terrain created some challenges in containing the blaze.

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CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A wildfire has burned roughly 150 acres and prompted evacuation warnings in Calaveras County, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

Crews on the ground and aircraft are battling the flames of the Campo Fire, which started in the area of Buckboard Lane and Campo Seco Road. Cal Fire has also responded to the area.

Officials said progress has been made as the fire remains at 150 acres, but that containment is at 0%.

Firefighters have even tapped into a resident’s pond to help stop the fire, long hoses running to nearby flames that were pushing up the hillside.

“Very scary. We were coming out here every few minutes seeing how close it was, if it was getting closer. And every trip to our car, we weren’t sure if that was going to be the last,” said resident Esther Diaz.

Diaz lives on the other side of the hill, which is in the path of the fire.

Evacuation orders were ordered for Loera Hills Road, parts of Watertown Road and parts of Paloma Road, but officials later reduced them to evacuation warnings.

A warning has been issued for Buckboard Lane, off Campo Seco Road.

A temporary shelter has been set up at Calaveras High School at 350 High School St. in San Andreas. 

The cause of the fire has not been reported.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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