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Forward progress of fire stopped on Highway 99 fire in Tehama County

The fire threatened several homes in the El Camino area of Tehama County before forward progress was stopped.

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 2:49 PM
Updated: Jul 14, 2019 6:15 PM

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - A fire burned at least three acres near homes on Highway 99 in the community of El Camino on Sunday before CAL FIRE was able to stop forward progress.

The fire was first reported at 2:06 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in grasses located on the west side of Highway 99.

As of 2:40 p.m. on Sunday the fire was 25 percent contained.

Officials from the CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit said there are a lot of personnel in the area. They are expected an extensive mop-up operation so are asking people in the area to drive slowly on Highway 99 and to be extremely careful.

The El Camino community is located close to Gerber in Tehama County.

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