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Small fire near Incline Village contained

INCLINE VILLAGE — Firefighters hiked an hour through nearly a mile of thick brush early Friday to snuff out a small wild land blaze near Lake Tahoe, where authorities are bracing for an early start to a potentially dangerous fire season in the Sierra. No structures were threatened by the fire that broke out at about 2:30 a.m. on a mountainside near Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe Fires Protection District spokeswoman Tia Rancort said. Crews hiked through the heavy brush and downed timber before they reached the flames on U.S. Forest Service land at an elevation of about 7,800 feet. …

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