Vegetation Fire Leaves One Man Dead
A man died Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered in a vegetation fire.
Cal Fire said the fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. at 4175 Oro Bangor Highway. The fire burned about four miles outside the Oroville city limits.
A man was mowing a field about 300 yards behind his home when a vegetation fire was sparked. The fire burned 1-2 acres before it was contained.
Six engines, 3 water tenders and a dozer were dispatched to fight the fire and protect homes on Circle Drive.
The name of the victim was not immediately released.
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