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Forest Service Reports Campbell Fire 90 Percent Contained

A look at the Campbell fire from the air on Thursday. The fire is 90 percent contained this morning
A look at the Campbell fire from the air on Thursday. The fire is 90 percent contained this morning

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Fire crews have reached 90% containment on the Campbell Fire within the Ishi Wilderness Area on the Lassen National Forest north of Campbellville in Tehama County.

While the acreage of the Campbell Fire has grown to 865 acres, the increase is due to more accurate mapping of the fire rather than actual fire growth. Weather conditions have improved with less wind lower temperatures and higher humidities.

On the east and west ends of the fire crews have finished handline construction down to Deer Creek. Crews are continuing mop up operations on the east west and south sides of the fire.

On the north side the fire continues to slowly back downhill into the Deer Creek drainage. With low flame length and slow rates of spread crews are allowing the fire to burn down to the creek bottom and burn it’s self out.

Command of this fire was turned back over to the Lassen National Forest at 6:00 am on Thursday. A number of crews will be released over the next couple of days. Several hand crews and helicopters will remain assigned to the fire until it is fully contained. Containment is anticipated today, January 10th.

The fire remains more than two miles from Campbellville and no structures are threatened.

The Campbell Fire, cause of which is still unknown, was first reported at approximately 8:00 p.m. on January 2nd.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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