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COPY-Sheriff expects Alto fire to be contained today

A fire in the Alto area which has burned more than 400 acres is expected to be contained today, according to the Cherokee County sheriff.

Sheriff James Campbell said no known structures have burned in the fire, though it did go through a large deer farm.

Campbell said State Highway 294 is still closed to traffic, as the fire has burned on both sides of it. It has not reached State Highway 21.

"We're trying to get it contained today," Campbell said. "Last night I heard it burned 400 acres, but it has burned some more since then."

Campbell said on Sunday that the fire started from a car fire.

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