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California Valley fire containment increases to 90 percent

UPDATE (5:28 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says a fire burning in California Valley known as the Belmont Fire is now 90 percent contained.

The size of the fire has been revised to 835 acres.


 

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says containment on the fire is now at 70 percent.


 

ORIGINAL STORY (2:00 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says a brush fire in California Valley is still holding at 900 acres and 50 percent containment.

Firefighters said Thursday that one strike team of engines and two battalion chiefs are still at the scene monitoring the fire, which broke out near Belmont Trail.

California Valley fire
CAL FIRE Photo

 

CAL FIRE announced late Wednesday night that the fire was no longer spreading.

Firefighters tell KSBY they’re working on solidifying containment lines around the fire and mopping up.

California Valley Fire
CAL FIRE Photo

 

Wind was a concern on Wednesday, however, firefighters say wind didn’t seem to be as big of an issue Thursday.

There was no estimated time for when the fire could be fully contained.

California Valley fire aerials
An aerial photo from when the fire first began. (CAL FIRE photo)
Lindsay Zuchelli

Lindsay Zuchelli

Lindsay Zuchelli is the Executive Producer at KSBY. She graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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