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Fire update

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 — Here’s an update on regional fires.

Day Fire

According to an incident fact sheet released by CalFire, the Day Fire is 65 percent contained, with containment expected Aug. 9.

“Firefighters continue to make great progress,” CalFire reported. “Fire behavior has moderated, however, the red flag warning has been extended through today due to thunderstorms in the local area. Watch for slow-moving fire-fighting equ9ipment on the roadway in and around the fire area.”

No structures are currently threatened, but five have been destroyed and one has been damaged. Five injuries have been reported so far.

CalFire reports 128 engines, 36 water tenders, 38 dozers, four hand crews, 10 helicopters and a total of 1,618 personnel are battling the blaze.

Assisting agencies include CalFire, the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the California Office of Emergency Services, local governments, the Modoc County Sheriff, the Shasta County Sheriff, Sierra Pacific Industries, WM Beatty and Associates and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

For more information on the Day Fire, call (530) 638-3614.

Eiler Fire

Fire officials report the Eiler Fire has consumed 28,600 acres and is 20 percent contained. It is being fought by 1,171 personnel.

The fire has destroyed eight residences, one commercial building and 20 out buildings. The fire threatens 705 buildings. Two injuries have been reported.

For more information on the Eiler Fire, call (530) 225-2510

Bald Fire

According to an update from The NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team, the Bald Fire has burned 39,850 acres and is 30 percent contained. There is no estimate of when the fire will be contained.

According to the release, fire fighters employed a direct attack on the fire Monday, using hand crews and dozers and improving containment lines around the fire. Cooler weather and cloud cover combined with higher humidity moderated the fire, but it still expanded in several areas. With cooler temperatures and the possibility of rain today, fire fighters look to continue progress and keep the fire west of Little Valley.

For more information on the Bald Fire, call (530) 336-6553.

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