Sacto 9-1-1
July 8, 2013
UPDATE: Yuba County wildfire reported contained, highway reopened

A section of Highway 20 near the Yuba County town of Smartsville has reopened to traffic after being closed due to a wildland fire.

The fire is now fully contained, with 73 acres burned, according to the Calfiornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fire began near the town of Smartsville at Highway 20 and McGanney Lane, shortly before 10 a.m. Eastbound and westbound motorists were diverted onto lower and upper Smartsville Road, then back onto Highway 20 to avoid the fire area.

The California Department of Transportation reported that Highway 20 reopened about 7:30 p.m.

Caltrans updates are available on Twitter @D3PIO.

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