Crews contain spot fires along I-80 near Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Placer County officials told residents to leave as spot fires burned along Interstate 80 near the community of Newcastle.

The fires were burning near eastbound I-80 in the area of Newcastle Road. Cal Fire said they were contained and traffic was moving slowly.

Crews said down power lines hampered access.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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