Campbell Fire at 450 acres, 40 percent contained

Jan 3, 2014 1:10 PM

(UPDATE) 01/01, 5:00 a.m.-

The Campbell fire continues to burn in Tehama County this morning.

Containment was originally expected yesterday, but that's been pushed back to tomorrow.

The number of acres burned is 450 and the fire is 40 percent contained.
360 personnel from various services, along with half a dozen aircraft, are handling the blaze.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

(UPDATE) 12:00 p.m. -

Hand crews and air resources continue working to contain a wildfire in the Ishi Wilderness, north of Campbellville in Tehama County.

As of 10:00 a.m. this morning, the Campbell Fire is approximately 220 acres and 35% contained. About 360 personnel from the Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and the Bureau of Land Management and a half dozen air craft are assigned to the Fire. Full containment is anticipated on Sunday, January 5.

No structures are threatened or have been damaged and no evacuations are planned. More crews have arrived this morning, which will help reach the containment date and keep the fire out of Deer Creek. The fire remains in rugged country, making progress slow. Fire officials have checked the spread on the south side, protecting the community of Campbellville.

The Campbell Fire was first reported at approximately 8:00 p.m. on January 2, 2014. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Fire officials are asking the public to stay out of the fire area so as not to hinder firefighting efforts in this rugged country with narrow roads.

They would also like to remind the public to be extremely careful with any use of fire outdoors due to existing drought conditions and higher than normal temperatures.

The Campbell Fire is currently burning 170 acres and is 30 percent contained as of 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, according to the National Forest Service.

The fire was initially estimated at 200 acres last night, but better mapping abilities reduced the fire’s size from the initially reported 200 acres to 160 acres this morning. Responding agencies are the National Forest Service, Cal Fire, and the Bureau of Land Management.

There have been no reports of injuries or structures threatened. The Campbell Fire is burning in the Ishi Wilderness area of the Lassen National Forest east of Red Bluff roughly five miles from the Deer Fire which burned over 11,000 acres in August 2013.

The nearest community to the fire is Campbellville which is about one mile away from the fire but there are no evacuation orders at this time. Fire officials are asking the public to stay away from the fire area in order to prevent individuals from hindering their efforts.

Fire officials anticipate fully containing the fire by Sunday, the cause of the Campbell Fire is still under investigation.

Cal Fire and The Forest Service are currently battling an approximately 200-acre fire in the Ishi Wilderness east of Red Bluff in the Lassen National Forest. The fire is reportedly zero percent contained.

The fire, dubbed the “Campbell Fire” was first reported at 8 p.m. last night, according to Cal Fire’s incident page.

The Campbell Fire is burning in roughly the same area as the Deer Fire which scorched 11,429 acres in August 2013 requiring assistance from the National Guard to airlift fire crews into the rugged terrain.

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