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BLM, U.S. Forest Service release cause of Helena Fire

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TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service have determined the cause of the Helena Fire, that burned in Trinity County, was caused by a tree branch coming in contact with a power line.

Officials said the fire started on public lands managed by the BLM and that the power line was operated by the Trinity Public Utilities District. During the incident, the fire burned onto Shasta-Trinity National Forest land.

The people responsible for the branch coming in contact with the power line have not been determined. The investigation is still ongoing.

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