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Bridgeport area fire now 100 percent contained, final containment expected Thursday

September 26, 2011

A 1,140-acre lightening-caused fire that began Sunday northwest of Bridgeport near Buckeye Campground and Buckeye Hotsprings is 100 percent contained, according to Mark Regan, a spokesman for the regional Incident Command team now in charge of the fire's management.

Buckeye Road is closed, Buckeye Campground is still closed, and the Twin Lakes Road is also closed at this time.

The Buckeye Fire started Sept. 25, 2011 around 11 a.m.

No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported, the fire management team noted in a press release.

"Drivers are asked to use caution if having to travel on roadways near the fire as crews and apparatus are still actively working. On lookers are asked to stay out of the area for the safety of themselves and personnel" the release states.

Agencies working cooperatively on the fire include the USFS, Cal Fire, Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Mono County Sheriff, CHP, Marine Warfare Training Center and Bridgeport Fire Protection District, the release stated.

More information will be added to this article when available.

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