Bullards Fire 90 percent contained | TheUnion.com

Bullards Fire 90 percent contained

The Bullards Fire, which spread to 1,307 acres at its peak, has reached 90 percent containment and full containment is expected today.

Firefighters continue to mop up all hot spots 300 feet in from the fire perimeter. Management objectives include identifying fire suppression repair work and initiating the fire suppression repair plan. Significant demobilization of excess firefighting resources continues.

Crews working throughout the night discovered a spot fire outside of the fire’s perimeter. The spot fire only grew to 20 feet by 75 feet in size and a fire line was constructed immediately to stop its spread.

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted; however, Oregon Hill Road is open with controlled access. The public is encouraged to use caution when traveling through the fire area, as firefighters, utility crews, and large equipment operators may be working on or near the highway and side roads.

Bullards Bar recreation areas and campgrounds are open.

Crews and equipment currently assigned include 36 hand crews, 48 engines, 11 bulldozers and four helicopters for a total of 1,077 personnel.

Agencies responding were Forest Service, Calfire, Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, PG&E, the state Department of Corrections, private contractors, and local fire agencies including North San Juan, Dobbins-Oregon House, Camptonville, Nevada County Consolidated, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and Linda.

The fire began Aug. 27, and is burning in Yuba County south of Bullards Bar Reservoir.

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