THE CONTAINMENT PERCENTAGE HAS BEEN CORRECTED.
LAKEPORT, Calif. – Another day on the fire lines brought a week old wildland fire closer to being fully contained.
The Scotts Fire reached 90 percent containment on Thursday night, with size remaining at 4,618 acres, Cal Fire reported.
The fire broke out last Friday, Sept. 7, on North Cow Mountain between Scotts Creek and Scotts Valley Road. The cause remains under investigation.
Full containment is anticipated this Saturday.
Cal Fire spokesman Mike Carr told Lake County News this week that 100-percent containment is when an incident is at the point where firefighters and equipment can completely leave the scene with no concerns that the incident may reignite.
Two more injuries were reported on Thursday, for a total of five, according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire was continuing to reduce its resources and firefighters on scene. Personnel assigned on Thursday totaled 1,029, with 86 engines, 48 fire crews, one helicopter, five dozers and 13 water tenders.
Firefighters continued strengthening control lines, mopping up and making repairs within the fire perimeter on Thursday, where smoke may still be visible as mop up efforts continue, Cal Fire said.
The agency said fire suppression repair operations are ongoing with the goal of preventing any future environmental damage.
With hot and dry weather conditions expected to continue, Cal Fire urges the public to be cautious when using equipment that may spark a fire. Do any yard maintenance that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m. and don’t pull a vehicle off the road into dry grass.
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