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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • State aid sought for watermaster investigation
  • Utility discusses future rate increases
  • Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month
  • Supervisors table Herlong property sale
  • Local resident wins Mini Miss California pageant

Cooler temperatures help with fire containment

Wednesday, Aug. 6 — With lower temperatures and higher humidity, firefighters are making substantial gains and containment lines around the Day Fire in Modoc County.

The lightning caused fire is 75 percent contained and it has burned 13,047 acres.

The blaze has destroyed six structures.

The Bald Fire, which started in Shasta County on July 30, but burned into Lassen County, is 68 percent contained.

Due to the fire, Little Valley residents were evacuated, but that order was lifted Tuesday, Aug. 5 and residents have been able to return. Anyone driving on Little Valley Road must drive slowly and use extreme caution due to the presence of firefighting crews and equipment along the road.

The northern portion of the Lassen National Forest remains closed to public entry due to the wildfires.

The Eiler Fire, burning four miles southeast of Burney, has consumed approximately 31,085 acres.

Firefighters are making great progress on strengthening control lines and mopping up hot spots around the fire perimeter.

Highway 89 has been opened only to residents with identification. 

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