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Campbell Fire Nears Containment in Tehama County

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Fire crews continue making progress on the Campbell Fire burning in the Ishi Wilderness Area on the Lassen National Forest, north of the community of Campbellville in Tehama County.

The Campbell Fire has burned approximately 772 acres, is 80% contained, and remains held approximately two miles from Campbellville.

Crews have completed construction of handline around the perimeter of the fire and are continuing mop-up operations. Crews continue to monitor the handline for spot fires and to ensure the fire does not cross the drainage.

Currently, 306 personnel from the U.S. Forest Service, CALFIRE, Bureau of Land Management, and local government fire departments are assigned to the fire. Significant downsizing of resources will occur today due to the progress crews have made. Command of this incident will be turned back over to the Lassen National Forest at 6:00 am on Thursday.

Extremely dry conditions have led to a high fire danger situation throughout the state. Previous years have seen few to no fires burning this early in January. Yet this first week of 2014 has already seen 79 wildland fires burning over 1000 acres of state and federal land. Please be very careful with all outdoor activities.

Check with your local fire agency for any possible burning restrictions that may be in place before doing any burning.

The fire in the wilderness area began January 2nd, and the cause is still under investigation.

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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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