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The Vallejo Fire Department and Cal Fire on Thursday afternoon are fighting a five-alarm vegetation fire on Mare Island adjacent to a fire that occurred early Wednesday morning, a fire spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 11:30 a.m. and is mostly contained. It drew a full response from Cal Fire that included air support, Vallejo Fire Department Engineer Kevin Brown said.

Vallejo firefighters also responded to a three-alarm vegetation fire in east Vallejo around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, but that fire also is contained, Brown said.

The 10-acre fire early Wednesday in the Mare Island Preserve in south Mare Island started when someone cut deeply into two power poles with a Sawzall saw, causing the poles to lean and power lines to fall. Two saw blades were found at the scene, Brown said.

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Island Energy that provides power on Mare Island and Vallejo fire inspectors are investigating that fire.

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