UPDATED 08/18/23 11:55 am
Multiple spot fires caused the Reader Fire incident on 8/17/2023 before 6:30 pm in the area of Reader Ranch Road near North San Juan off of Hwy 49. Forward progress was quickly stopped and the evacuation orders for two zones, NCO-E331 and NCO-E330 were lifted by 7:15p.m.
As of Thursday night, the cause of the fire was not known.
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