Plumas wildfire nearly contained despite dangers |

Plumas wildfire nearly contained despite dangers

The Antelope Complex Fire in Plumas County is 83 percent contained after a week-long battle, but dangers continue.

Falling trees and snags are causing extremely hazardous conditions on the blaze, which has grown to 23,000 acres according to Lee Anne Schramel Taylor of the Plumas National Forest. The tree hazards are particularly bad along roads in and out of the fire area.

Popular campgrounds in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area have been closed until further notice and people with existing reservations will be contacted for refunds, Schramel Taylor said. The blaze 70 miles north of Grass Valley continues to burn in extremely dry fuels, causing a lot of smoke to be released into the region.

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