BREAKING NEWS CAL FIRE is responding to 60 acre fire north of Shasta Lake Full Story

Dairy Fire caused by escaped debris burn completely contained

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge said the Dairy Fire is now fully contained.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 11:12 AM
Updated: Jun 24, 2021 1:52 PM

UPDATE Thursday, 1:41 p.m. - As of Wednesday, June 23, the Dairy Fire is 100% contained and was stopped at 165 acres, according to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  

Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire perimeter for the next few days. 

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RED BLUFF, Calif. - The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge said the fire was caused by a nearby farmer who was doing a debris burn and the fire got away.

The Dairy Fire is now 90% contained and 165 acres, according to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

The fire moved on to the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, which prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work on containing the fire.

RELATED: Community reacts to Dairy Fire burning in Tehama County

The fire broke out on June 15 at about 3:30 p.m. when it burned about 150 acres.

The fire was in the area of East Canal Road and Tyler Road which was fueled with timber, tall brush and grass

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge said nine people are working on the fire.

They said there is minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

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