UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Two small wildland fires continued burning near Upper Lake Saturday evening, with the largest of the two nearing full containment.
The Hunter and North fires were first reported early Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire spokesperson Suzie Blankenship reported that the Hunter Fire was in the Bachelor Valley Road area, while the North Fire was located in a U.S. Forest Service Direct Protection Area that Cal Fire is contracted to protect.
By early evening, the Hunter Fire was estimated to be between seven and 10 acres, with final acreage to be mapped later. It was then 85-percent contained, Blankenship reported.
She said it was burning in difficult terrain and heavy timber, with spotting and poor access.
Those factors increased the challenge for the 110 fire personnel from Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service and Northshore Fire who worked on the fire throughout the day. Ten engines were also part of the effort, Blankenship said.
Blankenship said the work on the Hunter Fire will continue through the night.
The North Fire was reported to be between three to five acres by Saturday evening, Blankenship said. A containment estimate was not given.
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