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CAL FIRE expecting a lot of grass fires this season

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Firefighters extinguish a grass fire near Shandon. (KSBY photo) Firefighters extinguish a grass fire near Shandon. (KSBY photo)

A grass fire burned approximately 150 acres late Wednesday morning in Shandon.

Several airplanes and a helicopter were called to assist in the firefight that broke out near Lucy Brown Road.

"This fire season, with the recent rains, did bring up an incredible grass crop around the county," said Chris Elms, public information officer for CAL FIRE.

Because all that grass is now dry, Elms said they expect a fire season of many small grass fires, just like the Lucy Fire.

"We are expecting to see quite a few grass fires that move fairly fast through the county and throughout the state," Elms said.

At least one structure was threatened. The main concern for crews when they arrived was a barn because they were unsure if any farm animals or equipment were stored in it, but crews were able to save it.

The fire was fully contained by 4:30 p.m., according to CAL FIRE.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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