Firefighters still battling Six Rivers fire in Northern California

Firefighters continue to battle a 26,000-acre wildfire in Northern California that has been raging for nearly two weeks.

The Six Rivers fire, which raged across Humboldt and Trinity counties, was 33% contained as of Thursday morning, with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection saying more than 2,000 people are tasked with managing it.

The fire brigade continued to contain the fire. From Wednesday night through Thursday, there was little fire activity and crews were quick to contain the one area of ​​burn marks outside of firefighters’ “lines of control.”

“We’re cautiously optimistic,” said Bob Poole, a fire information officer with California Interagency Incident Management Team 11.

Poole said strategic operations to contain the fire have been successful over the past five days. The blaze, which started as 11 separate blazes caused by numerous lightning strikes, is now basically two larger blazes, Poole said.

Potentially stormy weather on Thursday could cause “irregular winds” that could fuel the fire, officials said.

According to the authorities, the fire caused two injuries and destroyed a single building.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-18/firefighters-continue-battling-six-rivers-fire-in-northern-california Firefighters still battling Six Rivers fire in Northern California

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