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Small fire extinguished south of Calistoga

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A vehicle fire burned a patch of vegetation south of Calistoga on Sunday afternoon before being extinguished by firefighters.

Just after 3 p.m., Cal Fire received a call of a vehicle fire on Silverado Trail near Clover Flat Landfill. When the first engine arrived, they found a pickup truck fully engulfed with flames, with the fire extending into a small patch of vegetation, according to Cal Fire spokesman Erick Hernandez.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the vehicle fire and stop forward progress of the brush fire after it had turned an area of 50 by 50 square feet.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The truck was a private vehicle that was not affiliated with the nearby landfill.

The Dixie Fire is creating a fire whirl in the Northern California town of Cooks Creek. Communities across four counties are impacted by what's now the largest single blaze in California's history.Nearly 490,000 acres burned, thousands of homes threatened, some two dozen helicopters deployed and a blaze just 21% contained. Wildfires like these are just one factor that have scientists across the globe concerned.A brand new U.N. report warns it'll only get worse in the next few decades and a big part of the blame is human behavior. 

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