Red Flag warning issued for Eiler Fire area

Aug 11, 2014 11:38 AM by News Staff

The Eiler Fire continues to burn more than 32,000 acres in eastern Shasta County and is 55 percent contained, but officials say the possibility of lightning could adversely impact control lines.

A Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning and thunderstorms has been issued for portions of northern California and the prediction for high temperatures and low humidity has crews on edge.

There are hot spots and flare ups continuing within the fire perimeter, and Honn Campground, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail remain closed at Highway 299 to Highway 44.

Cal Fire officials say they expect to have full containment by August 20.

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