Sacto 9-1-1
July 11, 2011
Wildland blaze along Yuba River contained by firefighters

A wildland fire that consumed 350 acres along the Yuba River near Smartsville was declared fully contained this morning.

Firefighters battled the smoky blaze all day Sunday. No structures were threatened.

Three engines and four hand crews were still on the scene about noon today.

"We are in the mop-up stage," said Chelsea Fox, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. "We are making sure the containment lines are perfect and the fire is definitely out."

Called the Krista fire, the blaze started with a downed power line about 4 p.m. Saturday. Wind spread the flames over grassland and oak woodland.

On steep terrain, crews from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as well as the Smartsville, Penn Valley and Foothill fire departments worked through Saturday night and Sunday.

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