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Kyburz Fire Near Highway 50 Now 95% Contained

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A 615-acre wildfire burning near U.S. Highway 50 is now 95% contained. Full containment on the Kyburz Fire is expected on Friday.

The fire started in a rural section of the highway between White Hall and Kyburz in the El Dorado National Forest on Monday. CalTrans closed a portion of the highway on Monday, but it has since reopened to drivers.

Granite Springs and Webber Mill Roads remain closed to the public.

California Highway Patrol reports the fire started when a vehicle blew a tire, although the U.S. Forest Service reports the fire remains under investigation.

More than 500 personnel are fighting the fire right now.

Campground facilities in the Crystal Basin remain open.

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