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Fires burn along Highway 70 in Oroville area, sparking road closure

Published On: Oct 01 2013 06:32:51 PM CDT

Eleven fires are burning along the side of Highway 70 north of Oroville, closing the highway in both directions at Clark Road.

According to Deputy Fire Marshall and CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Matt Damon, the last report said the largest of the fires was five acres.

The fire is burning on the south side of Highway 70 from Clark Road to Pentz Road. All of them are contained except for the largest.