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Irish Fire

Cal Fire shared this image of the blaze burning near Ione.

[Updated 2:29 p.m. Saturday] Evacuations have been lifted and all roads reopened in the area of the fire that erupted Friday afternoon north of Ione, in Amador County. Cal Fire reported crews remain in the area mopping up smoldering brush and hot spots. Almost 800 acres burned and mandatory evacuations were ordered after the fire started near Irish Hill and Carbondale roads, north of Ione. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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