Marijuana grow caused Deer Fire
July 13, 2015
An illegal marijuana grow caused the Deer Fire that burned 150 acres southwest of Lake Nacimiento over the weekend, according to Cal Fire.
The fire was 75 percent contained, as of Sunday morning, and firefighters were mopping up hot spots. Two firefighters suffered injuries while battling the blaze.
One firefighter suffered burns to his feet on Friday evening. On Saturday, a second firefighter was stung by more than 30 yellow jackets.
The fire broke out Friday afternoon. It burned through rough terrain that is difficult to access.
A total of 589 fire personnel, 25 fire engines, three helicopters, one dozer and two water tenders have been used to battle the blaze.
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