Campbell Fire expected to be fully contained Friday night

Jan 10, 2014 12:30 PM

Acreage and containment of the Campbell Fire in Tehama County has stayed the same since yesterday, but the U.S. Forest Service has stated this morning they anticipate having full containment of the fire sometime tonight.

At this hour the fire has burned 865 acres and remains 90 percent contained.

Crews have already built and maintained lines around most of the fire’s perimeter and the final containment line will be Deer Creek. Once the fire reaches the creek the fire should be fully contained. Officials state humidity levels have greatly aided their efforts in recent days.

Although the eminent danger of this fire is largely over, the Forest Service states other dangers still exist in the Ishi Wilderness such as hot spots in the fire’s interior, fallen branches and hazard trees. The public is should also be aware of fire crew traffic entering and leaving the area.

The cost of fighting the fire to date remains at $2.2 million, the cause of which remains under investigation.


Most Popular