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North Fire fully contained Monday evening

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – A fire burning near Cow Mountain in Mendocino County has been fully contained.

The North Fire, burning since shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, was located off Mill Creek Road near Cow Mountain, southeast of Ukiah.

Cal Fire reported that the fire was 100-percent contained on Monday evening, after having burned a total of 385 acres. No structures were damaged, but one injury was reported.

Approximately 375 personnel remained on scene Monday, along with 25 engines, 20 fire crews, one air tanker, four helicopters, one bulldozer and four water tenders, according to Cal Fire.

The effort to get the fire under control involved many local and state agencies.

Along with Cal Fire, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Ukiah Valley Fire Protection District, Ukiah City Fire, Little Lake Fire Protection District, Redwood Valley Fire Protection District, Long Valley Fire Protection District, Hopland Fire District and Ukiah Ambulance Service participated.  

Cal Fire said crews will continue to straighten line construction and mop up at the scene.

Also on Monday, the Bureau of Land Management reopened the Cow Mountain Recreation Area to the public.

The cause is still under investigation, but Cal Fire said Monday that it’s asking for the public’s help in getting more information about what may have sparked the blaze.

Potential witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Cal Fire investigators at the agency’s Arson Hotline, 800-468-4408. Callers can remain anonymous.        

Email Elizabeth Larson at [email protected] .

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