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Local fire departments display effectiveness

Upon arrival at Peninsula Incident #6130 on Oct. 29, fire personnel immediately start pulling hose from the engines as others attack the fire with hand tools. With five engines and other support vehicles from Peninsula Fire, Chester Fire and CalFire, the fire crews made short work of a potentially dangerous situation. Photo submitted

Units from Peninsula Fire, Chester Fire and Cal Fire responded to a report of smoke at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the forest area of the Lake Almanor Peninsula off West Mountain Ridge Road outside of the Lake Almanor Country Club.

Peninsula Fire Chief Gary Pini was the first to arrive at the wildfire scene and assumed command of what is referred to as Peninsula Incident # 6130.

Due to a rapid response and quick work, the firefighters were able to contain the fire to within an estimated one-quarter acre area.

The post-fire report indicated the fire was located in a timbered area, had a slow rate of initial spread and created no threat to any structures.

Five fire engines, one ambulance, four support vehicles and approximately 18 personnel responded to the scene. No fire personnel injuries were reported.

CalFire is investigating the cause of the fire.

The Peninsula Fire District extends their thanks to all that assisted with this fire, including Chester Fire, CalFire, LACC Security and LACC Road Maintenance Crew.

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