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Baseball Fire 90 percent contained

The Baseball Fire on the Covelo Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest is at 68 acres. Photo taken: Feb. 27.

Containment of the Baseball fire on the Mendocino National Forest rose to 90 percent over the weekend.

Posted: Feb 25, 2020 3:46 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2020 12:21 PM

Update 12:18 p.m. Monday, Mar. 20, 2020 - The Baseball Fire, a wildfire that started from an escaped control burn, is now 90 percent contained.

211 acres have burned about 15 miles southeast of Covelo in Mendocino and Glenn Counties. The fire has burned in grass, brush, and timber in steep, rugged terrain.

There are about 35 personnel assigned to the firefighting team, including engines and crews from the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests.

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WILLOWS, Calif. – The Baseball fire is 68 acres and 40 percent contained, according to forest officials.

The fire broke out around noon on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The fire is spreading at a slow rate, similar to the desired effects from prescribed burns, forest officials said.

It's located 15 miles southeast of Covelo. Forest Service officials said that 55 personnel are assigned to fight the fire, including one crew, three engines, one water tender, and a helicopter.

There is no immediate threat to property or structures, according to the Forest Service.

It has been determined that the fire started from previous pile burning on the Baseball prescribed fire project, the Forest Service said. 

Action News Now will update as soon as more information becomes available.

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