Firefighters continue to combat local fires |

Firefighters continue to combat local fires

The Fall Fire in the Yuba River Complex has been 95-percent contained and the fire will continue to burn down into the Canyon Creek, Larry Schmidt, spokesman at the Yuba River Fire Complex said today.

The Fall Fire has burned 1,980 acres and is expected to be contained by Thursday, Schmidt added.

Meanwhile, the Government Springs Fire in Placer County continues to rage with only 10-percent contained, said Marian Swinney, public information officer with the Bureau of Land Management.

“We expect very active fire behavior today with spotting up to half a mile ahead of the fire,” she said.

The fire, which has already scorched 5,500 acres, continues to burn within three miles of Blue Canyon on I-80, she added.

Additional firefighters arrived Friday to assist on the Westville Fire in Placer County, according to officials from the Tahoe National Forest.

The fire has burned 1,660 acres and is 15-percent contained, Swinney said.

“Weather for this week is expected to become hotter and drier with poor nighttime humidity recovery,” Schmidt said. “Local gusty winds may occur today and tonight.”

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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