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September 13, 2012
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Crews have Williams Fire fully contained


On Tuesday night, firefighters on the Williams Fire were able to fully contain the blaze, while thousands of firefighters continue to make progress on the remaining six major wildfires burning in Northern California, said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

This latest rash of wildfires follows what has been an extremely busy fire season. Already this year, Cal Fire has responded to approximately 4,800 wildfires, which is nearly 1,500 more fires than last year, Berlant said.

A red-flag warning was issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Siskiyou County for strong winds and low humidity. Over the next few days, gusty winds and dry conditions will continue to elevate the fire danger across the rest of Northern California.

The Scotts Fire in Lake County is 75 percent contained and full containment is expected on Saturday. The Stafford Fire in Trinity County is 4,481 acres and was 85 percent contained Tuesday. The Bagley Complex fire in Shasta County is at 46,011 acres and is 90 percent contained.

For the latest on Cal Fire’s incidents, visit www.fire.ca.gov.


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