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Fire crews halt a vegetation fire north of Oroville early this morning. The Cherokee Fire started in the area of Highway 70 and Cherokee Road around 3:30 am. According to Cal Fire, the blaze burned less than an acre is now fully contained.
A witness reported to the CHP that fire crackers were allegedly seen thrown from a black convertible in the area of the fire after 3:30 am. However, authorities say the cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
Cal Fire Butte County tweeted that Highway 70 was partially blocked with emergency equipment while crews battled the fire. The roadway is now clear.