1 in custody in connection with fire near Auburn, Cal Fire says

Cal Fire says an aerial attack on the Stagecoach Fire has halted the blaze's forward progress near Auburn, but evacuation orders remain in place and Placer County officials are opening an evacucation center at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Cal Fire said the suspect was smoking marijuana when it happened.

"The fire is stable", the Placer County Sheriff's Office reported on its Facebook page.

A fire burning in the Auburn State Recreation Area is threatening structures, according to firefighters. He then called in to report the fire.

The Stagecoach Fire broke out about 1 p.m. and has quickly spread to 10-12 acres. It was contained by 5 p.m.

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the following areas: Oak Haven Road, Flood Road, Woodland Pl., Lamborn Lane Temple Drive, Tierra Way Mountain Avenue and Sierra Way.

Some of the air tanker support has already been released to go fight other fires.

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