Sep 11, 2015 7:07 PM by News Staff
UPDATE: Firefighter have nearly contained the Walker Fire near Igo.
Firefighters stopped the forward progress of the fire and report it is approximately 70 percent contained.
The fire burned 109 acres through Shasta County.
UPDATE: Firefighters gain better containment on Igo fire. It is now 40% contained.
Firefighters in Shasta County have stopped the forward spread of a wildfire that has burned more than 100 acres near Igo.
The fire, as of 5:15 p.m. is 20 percent contained, and Cal Fire officials say it was caused by a worker using a grinder, a power tool, that created sparks that spread to nearby vegetation.
All road closures were lifted around 6 p.m.
#WalkerFire [update] at Windwalker Ln & Small Farms Dr in Igo (Shasta County) is now 75 acres.— CAL FIRE SHU (@CALFIRESHU) September 11, 2015